Re: Re: Y2K Skepticism

A. J. Buckingham (
Fri, 08 May 1998 23:18:41 -0700

Checking which version of WIN95 is easy- just right click on 'my computer' and go
to 'properties'. I always thought people purchasing computers should not only have
to get a credit check, but have their I.Q. checked as well... "I'm sorry sir, you're
just not smart enough..."

>Hara Ra wrote:
>> Harvey Newstrom:
>> At 12:36 PM 4/9/98 -0400, you wrote:
>I thought my ISP had a bad delay time! You're responding to this a
>month later?
>> >Windows 95 DATE command rejects years 2000 or later as being "incorrect
>> >date format":
>> ><>
>> >
>> Well, I don't know about the other URLs, but I checked my Windows 95B (OS R2)

>> and was able to change the date to 2005 with no problems.
>Correct, which points out another point of confusion. How many people
>know if they have the original Windows 95, or what you have: Windows 95B
>R2, or what version? How many people are going to try one Windows 95
>system, see that it works, and thinks it will work on their Windows 95
>at home?
>Another possibility, which I have never voiced until now, is that
>Windows 95 might be easily patched to be Year 2000 compliant. It may be
>that Bill Gates would rather that everyone upgrade to Windows 98 instead
>of getting the upgrades to fix their existing Windows 95.
>Harvey Newstrom <> <>
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