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New York Times: A Microsoft Bug Could Make Some Early Birds an Hour Later

“As if all the panic over the infamous Year 2000 computer glitch
were not enough of a problem, experts now reveal that the omission
of a single equal sign has created a time-related error in the
Microsoft Corporation’s Windows family of operating systems that
will next appear on April 1, 2001.”

“The bug causes Windows applications to behave as if it is one
hour earlier than the correct time shown on the Windows clock. The
problem will continue for one week, until April 8, 2001, when the
applications will shift to daylight time and again be in sync with
the operating system and the rest of the nation.”

“financial institutions like banks, stockbrokers and E-commerce
sites are going to care a lot about this bug; they need accurate
records of all transactions for accounting purposes.”

“This will be a major headache and expense”


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