Unix Epoch on a G5?

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

  1. Pipian macrumors regular

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    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

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

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  4. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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