UTC vs Local Time During an Installation
I always thought that was an asinine question to ask during a distro
installation, of course I want local time, not the time in England.
Invariably, I chose Local and invariably, I got in trouble.
I wasted my precious time banging my head against the keyboard. I never
had the correct time, I googled for it and got more confused.
Geeks cannot write or spell.
One day, I decided to go UTC, what the heck, it can't be worse than
Voilà!! It worked, for once I had the correct time, I thought I was a frigging
So now, all I had to remember: UTC, UTC, UTC...so I wrote it down. I
thought my particular box was like this (UTC) because of that chinese
kid who charged me $60 to put it together and probably messed up. Wait
next time I see him, I'm gonna read him his rights!
By now you've guessed it, I'm no techie, but a retired truck driver
who took computing to stay busy.
Some time passed, and one day I was in the BIOS, trying to make my box
boot from the CD by default, and I happened to see at the bottom of the
screen the time/date, it was UTC. Hmmm...
Could it be that was what the installation folks were asking me?
If my hardware had the UTC time instead of the local time?
And NOT what time I wanted in my computer?
Enquire readers wanted to know.
If you are dense like me, you're welcome.
if you are a logical, well-centered person, and never, ever entertain this kind
of reasoning, I apologize for wasting your time.