Uninstalling Ubuntu to re-install

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Sat Oct 9 15:15:16 UTC 2010

On 9 October 2010 12:11, Amedee Van Gasse <amedee-ubuntu at amedee.be> wrote:
> Op 09-10-10 01:33, Jordon Bedwell schreef:
>> On Fri, 2010-10-08 at 17:44 -0400, Tom H wrote:
>>> On Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 5:03 PM, Jordon Bedwell<jordon at envygeeks.com>  wrote:
>>>> According to my calculations (from the counter ~ which if the counter
>>>> isn't accurate it would of course throw me off) it will be released
>>>> around 11:00PM Saturday evening in the US.  The ticker on my site
>>>> changes between 9:00PM and 10:00PM my time.  Go check out the ticker
>>>> around 11:00PM East tonight and see for yourself :D
>>> Given how much Canonical/Ubuntu is into 10 at the moment, it's
>>> probably at 10 am/pm in one US time zone.
>> It changed at 6:00PM CDT.  I watched it change.  I'm assuming this means
>> it's a midnight release in the UK.  I happened to get lucky real lucky
>> when I saw it change.  And to think, I was hoping it would release at
>> 10:10PM my time or 10:10AM in London.
> Canonical Ltd's main servers are in a datacenter somewhere in or near
> London. The company also has its offices in London and the corporate HQ
> is on the Isle of Man (probably because of fiscal reasons).
> London time or UK time or GMT also happens to be identical to UTC, and
> Linux just happens to keep the pc time in UTC, with an offset for your
> local timezone.

The Isle of Man also runs on GMT (well, BST at the moment, GMT+1), the
same as Britain & Ireland. (I used to live there. I believe that Mr
Shuttleworth does now, too, near Santon I believe.)

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