Russia goes to winter time

After living for three years in “eternal” DST, on October 26, 2014, Russia will turn the clock 1 hour back to the standard, or winter, time.

Operating systems installed the corresponding updates. The time zone changed to UTC+3, and its title has RTZ 2 specification in parenthesis.

Windows 7 notifies: Daylight Saving Time ends on October 26, 2014 at 2:00. The clock is set to go back 1 hour at that time.

Windows 7: Daylight Saving Time ends on October 26, 2014 at 2:00. The clock is set to go back 1 hour at that time.

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Consider changing your password

Every three months Windows reminds about changing password. And Windows 7 does in unobtrusive way:

Consider changing your password: Your password will expire in 3 days.

Consider changing your password: Your password will expire tomorrow.

Windows XP shows a dialog box asking whether you would like to change your password now, when you log in or unlock your computer. You have to click a button to continue working. I like the way Windows 7 does it better. Moreover there are email reminders sent in 21 days before your password expires.

Users don’t see such messages at home: Who wants to make oneself change one’s password every three months?

Do you have a password on your home computer?
Have you ever changed it since you setup Windows?