Unix Epoch on a G5?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Pipian, Dec 19, 2003.

  1. Pipian macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2003
    Can someone with a G5 see if the Clock can go past Jan. 2038?

    (Look it in wikipedia for those who don't know what the Unix Epoch is)
  2. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

    Mar 13, 2003
    from what i read on wikipedia its more to the os rather then the hardware
  3. mystixman macrumors regular

    Aug 11, 2002
  4. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2003
    My G4 cant go past 2037. I wonder what would happen if i kept it that long to see the results.
  5. Pipian thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2003
    Set the clock to Jan 18th 2038 11:59:59 and see what happens, on 32 Bits it goes to 1901, on the G5 it should go on as normal
  6. legion macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2003
    you are correct... it's all about the OS, not the hardware.

    (another insight is that UNIX has been running on 64bit machines for years (over 10 years...eg, Alpha chip, PA-RISC, SPARC) and the UNIX time issue has still continued)
  7. JeffTL macrumors 6502a

    Dec 18, 2003
    I think an all-64-bit OS X will probably solve this. It could be a Jobs keynote..."we made it through 2000 with no problems at all. Now watch as I advance the new Mac OS X 10.6 to 2038."

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