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Tom Whore (tomwhore@inetarena.com)
Sun, 7 Feb 1999 22:39:14 -0800 (PST)

BAck a few months ago I had a heated debate with one of the Mac Admins
where i work. It ended up like this , from thier mouths" No, even if we
use 2 digit dates we are safe, apple has said there is no 2yk bug on the

And i know lots of Gov (well blm and doi) folks who DID NOT run tests on
mac apps, beliving that if it was on a mac it was all good.

---From slash dot

Posted by Hemos on Sunday February 07, @10:32AM
from the but-hal-said-so! dept.
XBS writes "It seems that Macs are not quite Y2K compliant. They are
hardware compliant, but software wise not quite. This is research done by
Pedagoguery, which makes a Y2K-testing tool for the Mac. So if you open a
file with dates that only contain 2 digits,that does a 'StringToDate'
routine currently interprets '89' as 1989. Next year it will interpret
'89' as 2089. The rule of thumb from Pedagoguery said. "So, after the year
2000, most Mac applications will work correctly, as long as you don't open
any files that contain dates." "