Daylight Savings Time and Applications, Get ready before March 11


Here's a link for major vendors and links to their respective sites for patches and information.

From article.

DST: How to get IT vendors to give you the right time of day
Here's a list of major vendor fixes to get you started on your updates
Todd R. Weiss, Computerworld

The USA is adopting a new Daylight Saving Time (DST) schedule from 11 March, giving the country an extra four weeks with the clocks forward an hour for energy-saving reasons.
While it's primarily a US problem, it will have an effect elsewhere, as it now means that, according to Gartner, between 11 March 11 and 25 March this year there will be a six-hour time difference between London and New York, instead of the normal five hour difference.
So IT vendors have been scrambling to prepare patches, work-arounds and other fixes for their products to help their customers prepare for the changes.

Here is a sampling of some of the major IT vendors and the status of their patch availability:
Microsoft -- The new Windows Vista operating system already includes the updated DST rules, but earlier versions of Windows will need to be changed. For Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Microsoft will release a single global time-zone update, which will include updates for the US time change.

Earlier versions of Windows, including XP SP1 and NT 4.0, are no longer supported but can be patched manually using Microsoft's tzedit.exe utility

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