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Re: [opensuse] Wrong time zone
Dave Howorth wrote:
N.B. That's for a computer kept in a single place, though possibly with
users around the world. I don't know what the convention is on a mobile
computer, though (1), (2) and (4) are unchanged.

Windows computers, on a domain, are tied to the local time of the domain controller. This means if you log into a domain on the other side of the country, your clock will be wrong. I experienced that at IBM, where I had access to the various domains across Canada. As I moved from domain to domain, my computer clock changed time accordingly. With Linux & UNIX, your clock stays put on whatever time zone you configured it for. Which method is better, depends on your needs. If you're a business traveler, who frequents various corporate locations across the country, you might want your computer to be on local time. However, at least until recently, Windows file times were always local time, which means that you'd have to know which time zone it was created in, to know if it was created before or after a file from a different time zone.

BTW, I see you're in the UK, where you'd have only one time zone. In Canada, there are 6 time zones spanning 5.5 hours, across the country.

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