[ntp:questions] questions] Automatic time synchronization of local hw clock.

William Unruh unruh at invalid.ca
Sun Apr 20 17:44:32 UTC 2014

On 2014-04-20, David Taylor <david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid> wrote:
> 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!

Users never see the output of the RTC.

> (Actually, the only time UTC has caused me a problem has been on Linux 
> systems, not on Windows...)

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