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Posted on 08-16-08 12:05:29 AM Link | Quote
Laptops, at least in my experience, are far easier to keep running than desktops are. If an unexpected power failure hits (and you don't have a UPS), there goes your desktop. Laptops, on the other hand, really don't need rebooting.
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Posted on 08-16-08 12:49:09 AM Link | Quote
I've had times when power outages happen and the stuff I was doing on my desktop would be gone. With my laptop, I could keep using it even when there's a power outage, which actually happened a few times.

Unfortunately, I can't even use my laptop anymore. The AC adapter for it broke, and I haven't been able to find another one.
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Posted on 08-16-08 04:26:29 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by OoBurns
If an unexpected power failure hits (and you don't have a UPS), there goes your desktop.

The senslessly obvious part of my brain cannot resist pointing out that even planned power failures without a UPS will cause downtime.
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Posted on 08-16-08 05:02:34 AM Link | Quote
I's have a great uptime if I didn't have to restart in to Windows to play most games. otherwise, I think I've gone for something like 3 months, once. Luckily updates in linux don't require restarts too often, except for kernel updates.
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Posted on 08-16-08 10:01:42 PM Link | Quote
UPTIME: 7wks 4days 17hrs 56mins 53secs

I generally don't care how long my uptime is, but it is good to know that my computer is 100% stable (which is kind of odd, considering a few components in my system are supposedly tech support nightmares).
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Posted on 08-20-08 11:11:35 AM (last edited by TheGreatGuy at 08-20-08 11:13 AM) Link | Quote
I'm also a crazy person who turns off their computer every night, mainly because it's in my room, and the flashing light from my netgear wireless thing is bright, makes it harder to sleep. Once I built a strange thing out of two pieces of paper to keep the light 'muffled', but my internet started acting weird a while later, and I got kinda paranoid and threw it out.
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Posted on 08-20-08 01:29:51 PM Link | Quote
My computer's off every night and when I'm at work. It'll stay on all day during weekends.

I might *RARELY* leave it on while at work if I'm downloading something, but usually I save that for weekends.
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Posted on 08-20-08 01:35:42 PM Link | Quote
I try not to, but there are some times I have to power it down over reboots for updates and for parts going in and out of the system. This one's been more active than any I've had in terms of better and better parts in because I've been working on it since I got it. I've still yet to put a better processor in...it'd take me 15 minutes to do but I haven't been arsed to do it.
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Posted on 08-20-08 05:31:19 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by GuyPerfect
Originally posted by OoBurns
If an unexpected power failure hits (and you don't have a UPS), there goes your desktop.

The senslessly obvious part of my brain cannot resist pointing out that even planned power failures without a UPS will cause downtime.
Or even with a UPS if the power shortage lasts too long, although it'd give you time to shut down properly, or even hibernate (sadly, without one, even 1 second is enough to cause a reboot)


I leave mine on for about the same reasons Xkeeper said, but also to keep MillyBot and acmlm.cjb.net running (otherwise I'd probably hibernate while away)
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Posted on 08-23-08 04:26:50 AM Link | Quote
Well, X, you certainly take the cake. Here I thought two weeks was long.

As far as uptime goes on my end, it's usually only a day, and seldomly two or three - but never beyond that. I've always had the unfortunate luck of having a machine that drops significantly in performance if left on for a day or more.

Of course, my father doesn't appreciate electricity being consumed by things not in use. I have to pay for my share of the electric bill, so prolonged periods of uptime will just result in more money out of my pocket.
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