Time difference between Win98 and Fedora

James Wilkinson james at westexe.demon.co.uk
Wed Sep 22 12:43:22 UTC 2004

Rob "Hairysocks" wrote:
> I have a dual-boot PC and notice that I can't get the time
> correct on both Win98 and Fedora. When the Win98 time is correct
> then the time on Fedora is one hour ahead.
> I'm sure its got something to do with British Summer Time / GMT,
> and that we are currently in BST, but I can't see how to get it
> correct.

Jeff Vian wrote:
> IMHO, you can suffer with the difference, or do not use DST.
> Windows resets system time with the daylight savings time changes (twice
> a year).  Linux leaves system time alone and makes the change in
> software to display DST.  When you do dual boot in an environment where
> DST is used you will see this discrepancy.

As others have noted, this is not necessarily correct. Linux expects 
that it might be run on a dual-booting system, and will convert from
the hardware clock to UTC for its own internal use. It expects that
the clock will be reset at the beginning and end of daylight savings.

Use system-config-time to set this.

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