Ubuntu affecting Windows XP clock

Steve McIntyre steve at einval.com
Fri Sep 24 12:42:26 UTC 2004


On Fri, Sep 24, 2004 at 01:35:18PM +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
>
>For the same reasons as below: MS-DOS compatibility. I've even heard
>Microsoft people admit that putting local time in the RTC is stupid,
>but they're apparently bound forever to do the wrong thing for
>backwards compatibility.

There's a good discussion of this online at msdn, BTW:

http://blogs.msdn.com/oldnewthing/archive/2004/09/02/224672.aspx

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Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve at einval.com
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