Ubuntu affecting Windows XP clock
dingo at coco2.arach.net.au
Fri Sep 24 04:25:21 UTC 2004
Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 24, 2004 at 06:13:10AM +0800, John wrote:
>>Matt Zimmerman wrote:
>>>There's something much better than a tweak; there's a bug filed with a
>>>strategy for a fix to make it to the right thing automatically.
>>UTC is _never_ the right default for IA32.
> I disagree.
Under what circumstances do you think UTC right? So far, I've seen
people say "not so," but I don't recall anyone adding "because."
>>It fails when Windows is installed second.
> Have you tried to install Windows on a system with Linux on it? The RTC is
> the least of your worries. Windows has never attempted to coexist with
> another OS.
I know the problems OS/2 users have experienced. The last time I read
Windows installation instructions (NT), the manual describes how to get
your "other operating system" bootable.
Whatever the problems, that is no excuse for exacerbating them.
> The initial time set on the board at the factory is irrelevant, _especially_
> if it's local time, because it's already wrong and needs to be set.
They always seem to be Western Australian time and that's fine by me:-)
For sure, if I go down to my local computer shop and buy a system, it
will be preconfigured to our time.
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