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Linux was facing a big problem with keeping time getty. A looming problem with Linux-based computers being unable to handle dates beyond the year 2038 appears to have been solved - or at least punted into the distant future. In a similar vein to the infamous Millennium Bug, where computers using two digits to denote years were unable to handle the fallover into the year 2000, Linux-based systems were facing a comparable issue on 03:14:07 UTC on January 19, 2038. This time the problem was being caused by Linux computers counting the time in seconds, starting from January 1, 1970. On that fateful date in January 2038, the number of seconds would have exceeded the value that could be stored i... Full story

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