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I was told that anyone running Macs shouldn't worry about y2k. Is this true? My daughters school runs on Macs and we also got an iMac to solve this problem.
-- Dawna Manning (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 18, 1999
Check out www.macnologist.com
-- Buddy (email@example.com), March 18, 1999.
Dawna, the short is answer is no, that's not quite true. The Mac OS is Y2K fine, and won't have a rollover problem for something like the next 65,000 years. However, there are software applications that will have problems. The last company I worked for used Quickbooks Pro on the Mac for its accounting. It's not Y2K compliant and the upgrade is not yet available. There are other examples.The bookkeeper at that company assumed that since she used a Mac, she would have no problem. That's the trouble with the fact that the Mac OS itself is OK, many people won't even look into their software and data files.
The other part of the short answer is that there are so many implications to this problem, that you may have troubles that have nothing to do with your computer at all. If you're new to this issue, hang around this forum for a while, and you'll see what I mean.
ps - who used to be a Mac consultant...
-- pshannon (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 18, 1999.