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[aprssig] Windows US Daylight Time Change Screwup Looming

Joel Maslak jmaslak-aprs at antelope.net
Sun Feb 4 01:08:53 UTC 2007


On Feb 3, 2007, at 5:40 PM, Stephen H. Smith wrote:

> Microsoft HAS offfered a patch for Windows XP but , as part of  
> their strategy of coercive forced upgrades, has refused to offer  
> fixes for earlier versions  of Windows.  There is no fix for  
> Windows 95 /98/Me, but there _is_ a fix for Windows 2000.    
> Programmers in Europe, outside the reach of the US Digital  
> Millenium Copyright Act (DCMA) which makes it a criminal offense to  
> reverse-engineer software,  have modified the XP patcher to do the  
> same thing for Windows 2000 .     [ Interestingly, after the  
> "underground"  2K patch started surfacing, MS suddenly started  
> offering a 2K fix to corporate accounts for a mere $5000.00 !!! ]


To be fair, I'd love to see the patch for, say, Slackware 1.0.  Sure,  
a power user can fix it, but...

And anyone can run their computer on UTC, which avoids this problem  
quite nicely, and has other advantages for ham radio operations.




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