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Re: Hardware clock, and getting it set to UTC?



Richard Hoskins <detach@adelphia.net> writes:

> Paul Johnson <baloo@ursine.ca> writes:
>
>> On Mon, Mar 01, 2004 at 03:13:57PM -0500, Derrick 'dman' Hudson wrote:
>>> BTW, it's "fun" to set the hardware clock to UTC on a dual-boot
>>> Debian-Windows system.  Windows doesn't "get it" and thus displays UTC
>>> as if it was EST.  Just remember never to set the clock to local time
>>> while Windows is running, or then Debian will have an incorrect notion
>>> of what the current UTC time is.
>>
>> I recall in high school when we thought to try dual booting one of the
>> machines, we used to get some wicked DST issues unless Windows
>> timezone was set to UTC.  I don't use Windows often enough to know if
>> this was isolated to just us or not.
>
> I remember the last time I had to dual boot with a Microsoft OS, UTC
> wasn't even an option.  GMT was as close as I could get, which turned
> around and bit me in the ass when Summer Time came into affect.  I

I thought that GMT was "the same" as UTC?  (At least within an
accuracy of 1 second).

good times,
Vineet

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