why would daylight-saving time mess up my computer?

India
February 23, 2007 8:26pm CST
computer users and IT administrators in the United States and Canada are bracing for a mess. Some say it's a mini Y2K bug that's going to throw networked applications into a tizzy.
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@Poison_Girl (4163)
• United States
24 Feb 07
I have to echo what the others have said. Daylight Savings is supposed to come early this year and unless you tell the computer that, it doesn't know and could screw a few things up. However, from what I've heard, Winblows will know this as long as you keep it up-to-date. So, make sure you've got all your critical updates for Winblows. My guess is OS X is doing the same thing. Hope that makes sense...
@SageMother (2277)
• United States
24 Feb 07
The change will take place 3 weeks earlier, or something like that, this year. You can either change your time manually or wait for the change to set up on its own 3 weeks later. It won't mess with your computer but might hamper your online access as your time won't match up with online browsers.
@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
24 Feb 07
Because our computers are pre programmed to set themselves for daylight savings time this year it comes about a week early and end aweekor so later than usual so the computers will not atuomatically be able to set time we will have to manually do it and then when computer thinks its time to spring forward we will have to set it back and then we will have to do it all over in the fall when time sets back