Don in Taipie notes:
You relax dude. Gotta say false on the 2010/100 bug for Taiwan Year 100 on the ROC calendar. Every PC I've ever seen--and most
of them have parts or are completely made by Taiwanese-owned
companies--run a BIOS and OS that works on the Western calendar. Never
seen a BIOS set to the TW calendar; never seen a Taiwan-specific OS
for that matter, just localized versions of Mac, Windows and Ubuntu.
Then again, if I owned a PC software service company, I'd be spreading
fear of the bug and then offering expensive plans to "cure" it.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
More on Taiwan's possible Y2K bug next year on January 1, 2011 because the ROC counts the years from 1911 birth of the nation of the ROC and therefore next year will be Year 100 and some computer systems might not be able to handle the three digits, 1-0-0-, for dating documents, such as inh banks, hospitals, schools, credit card firms, rather than 2 digits of 9-9. YES? NO? IS THERE GOING TO BE A PROBLEM?
Posted by DANIELBLOOM at 5:47 PM