Newton Glossary

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Year 2010 Problem

A bug that affects devices running Newton OS 2.1 after January 5th, 2010. The problem manifests itself in certain NewtonScript time functions as an integer value overflow, causing an “infinite alarm loop” or the system clock to reset itself.

Commonly referred to as the Y2010 bug, this problem can be fixed by installing a system patch.

Additional Information

40Hz: Newton Year 2010 Problem
40Hz: Newton Year 2010 Solution


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