You set the date and time with the Time preference.
In the Settings tab, set the date by highlighting each element in the date bar and clicking the up or down arrows; to set the day of the month only, click in the calendar. You can set the time by highlighting elements in the time bar and clicking up or down, but it's more entertaining to drag the clock hands around.
If you're running BeOS on the same computer as Windows, leave the setting on Local Time. This is because Windows sets the computer's internal clock to the local time in your time zone. If you change the BeOS preference to GMT, adjust the time, and then run Windows, the Windows desktop clock will be incorrect. If you reset the time in Windows so the desktop clock is right, when you run BeOS again the time will be incorrect.
The default Time Zone setting is for Menlo Park, California. If you're in a different time zone, change this setting and click Set. This sets the correct time for your zone in the Settings tab.
|If you set your time zone, BeOS handles Daylight Savings Time automatically, so you don't need to remember to fall back or spring ahead.|