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Linux Systems and the New DST 304

An anonymous reader writes "The recent changes in the Daylight Saving Time will affect virtually all computer systems in the US one week from now. Microsoft has been busy preparing Windows users for 'Y2DST,' and all the major Linux distributions have also issued patches. How can you be sure your Linux systems are ready, and what can you do to get them ready if they're not? This how-to article at Linux-Watch answers both questions in simple language and with easy-to-follow instructions."
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Linux Systems and the New DST

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  • by EveryNickIsTaken ( 1054794 ) on Tuesday March 06, 2007 @09:22AM (#18248742)
    If you're competent in your Windows adminstration, then there isn't any danger of your entire system breaking.
  • by djupedal ( 584558 ) on Tuesday March 06, 2007 @09:54AM (#18248934)
    "Hello - this is Manny and I will be your corporate level support concierge for this session - how may I help you?"
    "Oh, Hi Manny, this is Stuart and I'm at our corporate IT HQ. We need help with the new DST configuration, please."

    "Ok, Stuart, I'll be happy to provide whatever help I can, if you will just tell me the name of the corporation you're with, along with the contract ID and your callback number, you can hang up and I'll call you back so we can get things started."
    "Ummm...Manny...excuse me, but I've never quite understood why you people always ask for the name of the corporation right off...what's up with that, if I may ask?"

    "Well, Stuart, in our effort to provide the best quality service, we need to know upfront which company we are serving so we can insure that our responses fit with such things as non-disclosures, corporate culture, etc. As an example, since this incident deals with DST, if you are with Siemens, we're instructed to use twenty-four hour time, such as the time now being sixteen-forty-two hundred hours. If you are with Hertz Car Rental, the time is four forty-two pm."

    "Oh, I see. Well, I'm with Microsoft, Manny, so what does the system say you should tell me?"
    "Microsoft - I see. Well, Stuart, the big hand is on the four and the little hand is......."
  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 06, 2007 @10:18AM (#18249146)
    There. That should do it.
  • by forrestt ( 267374 ) on Tuesday March 06, 2007 @11:30AM (#18249876) Homepage Journal
    You're posting to Slashdot about a problem with a date? And you think you're gonna get screwed? I'm not sure if this is redundant or wishful thinking. :)
  • by Skater ( 41976 ) on Tuesday March 06, 2007 @11:31AM (#18249882) Homepage Journal
    Yeah, we're here, but we already installed the update without fanfare and are now chuckling at the angst in some of the posts in this article. :)

    In fact, my server is still running 10.2 and Patrick has released a patch for that version as well, and probably a few others.

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