Now that the installation option to use the hardware clock as the local
time is working, I wonder how this handles changes to clocks from daylight
savings time. In the MS world there is an option about whether the system
should adjust the clock for daylight savings. Perhaps such a question
should be added to the install process?
I don't think there is an answer that will be right for everybody. The
idea in MS land is that if you boot multiple OS's you only want one to
reset the clock. Also, some hardware may be smart enough to figure things
out on its own.
I recall that prior versions of debian also had an option to use the local
time, so this is probably not new. But since things seem to be changing,
and since it might be new, I thought I'd raise the issue. If the only
clocks are UTC this issue never comes up, so it would be new if there were
no local time option.
Also, I'm wondering what my computer will do tomorrow, when the clocks here
go 1 hour forward (US).