NTP and POSIX Time in conflict?
Markus.Kuhn at cl.cam.ac.uk
Sat Dec 9 14:40:24 UTC 2000
"Alan Perry" wrote on 2000-12-09 07:55 UTC:
> What operating systems use local time as their basic clock these days? Just
Any IBM PC compatible machine that runs under at least one Microsoft OS
has to keep the battery-backed CMOS clock chip in local time, because
unlike most other operating systems (e.g., any Unix flavour), none of
Microsoft's CMOS clock drivers have a UTC option. Rather disappointing
and every year an unneeded hassle after DST switches on multi-OS
machines. From discussions with Microsoft staff, I have to conclude that
no-one within Microsoft has even understood the problem.
Markus G. Kuhn, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK
Email: mkuhn at acm.org, WWW: <http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/>
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