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In article <Pine.LNX.4.20.9910262236280.14170-100000@tahallah.demon.co.uk>,
Alex Buell  <alex.buell@tahallah.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>Linux didn't go back a hour last Sunday, that is proof enough that it did
>work. I shall wait until next Sunday and see if it does.

Linux is a kernel, not an operating system.  On Unix-like systems, the
kernel knows nothing about timezones.  Linux got the timezone change
neither wrong nor right.

I can vouch for RedHat 5.2 (which *is* an operating system) getting
it right.  I can well believe that, say, RedHat 2.0 or a Slackware
distribution from c. 1996 got it wrong.

Tim.
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From: tjg@star.le.ac.uk (Tim Goodwin)
Newsgroups: uk.misc
Subject: Re: Clocks going back
Date: 27 Oct 1999 11:13:16 +0100
Organization: University of Leicester, UK
Message-ID: <7v6j8i$n89$1@ltpcg.star.le.ac.uk>
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