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Old 09-05-2005, 07:53 AM   #1
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Linux shutdowns

is there an effect on the system if the linux box is frequently shutdowned? what would be the effect if the system is shutdowned regularly? though this is a newbie question, hope someone would reply, thanks!
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from my view no problem for frequent shutdown.
but may cause ur system if u made improper shutdown.
Old 09-05-2005, 08:51 AM   #3
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I read somewhere that the most wear and tear to you hardware happens when shutting down/starting up. wouldnt be anything specific to linux though.
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Originally posted by Ynot Irucrem
I read somewhere that the most wear and tear to you hardware happens when shutting down/starting up. wouldnt be anything specific to linux though.
This issue is very debatable and to me no one has proved that shutting down regularly is bad for your system. If you are not going to use it for long periods of time, then I don't see the point of keeping the system running. It's just a waste of electricity and contributes to global warming.
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That's why Linux has an uptime command and Windows don't.

A computer with the monitor turned off uses considerably less power than a 25-watt light bulb.

I keep the machine logged-off, but turned-on, when not in use. It may stay up for three or four months at a time.


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