[ntp:questions] questions] Automatic time synchronization of local hw clock.
david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid
Sun Apr 20 05:14:46 UTC 2014
On 19/04/2014 18:27, William Unruh wrote:
> Why in the world would that be helpful? Wall clock time changes when you
> move or travel. Wall clock changes twice a year at DST transitions. It
> is a silly thing to have anything on the computer running in. The
> Unix/linux/... way of having time interfaces doing the translations are
> far more useful. (Or did you mistype?)
It would be helpful if the operating systems were to agree on how to use
the BIOS clock. Not every computer travels during the year, and not
every location has summer-time transitions.
Most users would likely be very confused were they to see the BIOS clock
time in UTC!
(Actually, the only time UTC has caused me a problem has been on Linux
systems, not on Windows...)
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