We have to present a list of time zones to the user from which they select the one that applies to them.
We have a choice about how we display this information - either:
Time zone name (Offset)
(offset) Time zone name
Windows uses the latter approach, but I'm not sure.
How do people pick their time zone? Do they look for the name (Central European Time, Pacific Time, etc.) or do they use the offset from GMT or UTC?
This leads onto a supplementary question - should the offset be displayed relative to GMT or UTC? Windows XP used GMT whereas Windows 7 is using UTC - or at least that's the case for the machine I'm using.