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Y2K

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I need a program  that is capable of testing RISC servers (HP and IBM - hardware) for Year 2000 compliance.

Could someone help?
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There are some programs  for Intel based computers that do all that job. Are you sure that there is nothing like that for RISC processors?
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It depends what you want to test.  If you only want to test
the hardware, there may be some program that can give some
indication of Y2K compliance -- I can't say because I am not
familiar with IBM or HP hardware. However, even if you can
find such a program, I would not trust it
because there are so many permutations involved when you've
booted an operating system on that hardware, and then started
an application on top of the OS.

If you are talking about testing the operating system or application level, I am sure there is no such program.
It is not possible to write a
program to test another program's compliance. (Well, this is a
bit of an oversimplification: you *could* possibly write a
program to explicitly test a particular program, but it would
be more work than testing by hand.)  It is certainly not possible
to write a program to generally 'test' all aspects of a
computer environment for y2k compliance.

By the way, as far as Intel based computers (I presume you
mean mickeysoft operating systems), I doubt that you could
find, for example, a program to determine whether MS-Excel
is Y2K compliant.
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