Ubuntu affecting Windows XP clock
Timothy Van Meir
tvanmeir at gmail.com
Fri Sep 24 20:41:49 UTC 2004
For what it's worth, I've dual-booted Windows with two other Linux
distributions, Suse and Xandros. Neither of them messed up the
Windows clock, I assume (based on this thread) because they put the
local time in the computer's internal clock.
I don't know if ubuntu is intended to be friendly to Linux newbies.
If it is, you should keep in mind that many such newbies will be
dual-booting with Windows. Clock mixups are likely to be a confusing
turn-off for such people.
On Fri, 24 Sep 2004 13:42:26 +0100, Steve McIntyre <steve at einval.com> wrote:
> 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:
> Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK. steve at einval.com
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