Ubuntu affecting Windows XP clock
dingo at coco2.arach.net.au
Fri Sep 24 11:35:22 UTC 2004
Matt Zimmerman wrote:
>>What operating systems store their clock as UTC on Intel platforms? All
>>the ones I'm aware of use localtime *for the very reason being discussed
> The only concrete reason that has been discussed here is that Windows uses
It's also how hardware is delivered, so getting the clock set correctly
does not require Internet access or manually changing.
> All Unix-like operating systems I have used on Intel platforms store UTC in
> the hardware clock. Windows (and presumably OS/2) store local time, for
> historical reasons that go back at least as far as MS-DOS.
> Theirs is not an example to follow.
I think it is if you want to run on the same hardware. For better or
worse, in IA32 Windows hehaviour is the standard.
I have run FreeBSD, but not recently. It was dual boot with Linux (maybe
OS/2 too), and I don't recall any duelling over time.
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