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Date:      Thu, 25 Jun 1998 22:02:42 -0500 (EST)
From:      Andrew Short <>
To:        "David C. Frye" <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD and Y2K
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000001bda097$401b51c0$bebe7dd1@xena>

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It is compliant.  The answer for this one as well as (almost?) all other
Unices is that it is y2k compliant, but that the "ticker" on the internal
clock runs out of bits in the year 1037 (I think?).

BTW, this info isn't in the FAQ?  

On Thu, 25 Jun 1998, David C. Frye wrote:

> I am currently considering installing either FreeBSD or Debian LINUX on my
> PC. Can you tell me if FreeBSD is Y2K compliant. I know that Debian LINUX's
> 2.0 version is and also has a program called "hwclock" that will unable an
> individual to run Debian LINUX after the year 2000 on older ix86
> motherboards and still maintain Y2K compliance. I am unable to find any Y2K
> information on FreeBSD on the FreeBSD website.

Andrew Short                                            Colossians 3:23      

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