| It states in the SCO y2k white paper that all versions of SCO OpenServer 5 is
| y2k compatible. It also states, however, that:
| "The 32-bit UNIX operating system design is such that in January, 2038, the
| system date information for the year will reset to December, 1901. Currently
| there is no known solution for this problem. however, SCO will provide a
| 64-bit UNIX operating system that, when executing on a 64-bit architecture
| processor, will not be limited in processing dates after January, 2038."
| My questions:
| 1) What happens in January, 2038, to cause this problem? I assume its
| something to do with limitations in 32-bit calculations.
Time is kept in seconds since Jan 1 1970, but don't worry, long before
it runs out, 64 bit systems will be obsolete.
| 2) How do I know if I have a 16-bit or 32-bit OS? Is there some way to tell
| by looking at the OS itself. I know I can refer to white papers, and such.
| But can I tell from looking at something on the system? I am assuming that
| OpenServer 5.0.0b is a 32-bit OS.
The last SCO 16 bit Unix/Xenix was the 286 Xenix product in the mid