[time-nuts] UTC in Windows
richiem at hughes.net
Tue Oct 13 23:12:15 UTC 2009
> John, this article wasn't biased toward any OS, nor about
> reliability and usefulness -- it is about why Posix/UTC are
> extremely important in various applications and what MS is and isn't
> doing about it.
> I didn't intend to start a Wintel vs anything discussion. I use
> Windows and MacOSX, each for its own best applications. But I've
> noticed the RTC error that occurs when I re-boot into Windows from
> Mac on my Frakkintosh dual-boot machine, and this article, begun in
> 2004 and updated, is about that, with (if read carefully) a possible
> fix which I will apply.
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> Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 13:01:12 -0700 (PDT)
> From: "J. Forster" <jfor at quik.com>
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] UTC in Windows, and dual-booting
> To: "Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement"
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> To hear an Apple or a UNIX disciple tell it, Microsoft never does
> right. The fact is, Windows made personal computing bloom.
> I bought a Mac and a PC clone w/in a few weeks of each other in the
> 90s. The PC clone cost under $2000, the Mac over $5000. The Mac
> died at least three times and with every change in the Mac OS, stuff
> cease to work. The PC is still running and still runs some legacy DOS
> Case closed, IMO.
>> Haven't seen this discussed here, but I think it's interesting. Seems
>> Windows uses local time, whereas MacOSX and Linux, as well as other
>> OSes use Posix/UTC. There's a discussion about why MS is all wrong on
>> this, with a possible Win fix using regedit....
>> Dick Moore
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