Debian in the News: The Next Millennium Headache

August 13th, 1998

Debian GNU/Linux has been mentioned in the Wired News section. Michael Stutz wrote an article entitled The Next Millennium Headache which can be found at

The Next Millennium Headache
by Michael Stutz

Sometime in the future, the day and date settings deep inside millions of computers will roll over to a value that the machines don't understand. The likely upshot: system crashes in critical systems such as air traffic control and banking.

But don't panic — we still have almost 40 years to deal with it.