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View Poll Results: shutdown or keep running
Yes ! reboot or powerdown anytime when not use 25 37.31%
Keep computer running 247 even not in use 24 35.82%
it depends 18 26.87%
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Old 05-10-2005, 10:50 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Do you shutdown that computer ?


I am very interested in a argurment that should you shutdown your computer to save power or keep running to be stable...

people say that computer life stay longer if you keep runing rather than shutdown everytime ..

this means your desktop or workstation computer not server !!!!!
because server should keep running 247 regardness .

 
Old 05-10-2005, 11:20 AM   #2
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If you shut a PC down properly, then it should do it's own house keeping.

My dear ol' mum had a 133MHz P1 PC running Windows 95 - she would use it for a few hours at a time, usually a couple a day, then shut it down. It has been been running since 1996, and not one single problem (well, she didn't f*** around with it) and it is still going well. She only got a new PC because the printer died and 99% printers now connect via the USB port...
 
Old 05-10-2005, 12:18 PM   #3
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I think most technicians and computer professionals will tell you that if your not planning to use your computer for 8 hours or so, go ahead and shut it down, that's if its a desktop type PC.

I have 3 computers that act as servers, they run 24/7/365 as well, they're my mail server and www servers, etc. My desktops I usually shutdown nowadays at night or not in use for several hours straight to save electricity and some moola since I already have 3 other computers always running.
 
Old 05-10-2005, 12:41 PM   #4
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I am very conscious of the environment. Definately power-down. I would really feel bad if the computer was running for no purpose - like having the light on in a room without people.
 
Old 05-10-2005, 01:32 PM   #5
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I am very conscious of the environment. Definately power-down. I would really feel bad if the computer was running for no purpose - like having the light on in a room without people.
Oh definitely.. and when I'm away from my desktop for a few hours but leave it on.. I always poweroff my monitor, those suck a lot of energy. Same with printers.
 
Old 05-10-2005, 02:30 PM   #6
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I shut it down when not using it. Why waste the power?
 
Old 05-10-2005, 02:47 PM   #7
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in General since it's not Linux-related, and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 05-10-2005, 08:12 PM   #8
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It does create more wear and tear on the hard drive by rebooting all the time though no?
 
Old 05-10-2005, 08:19 PM   #9
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Yep - but then, do you still want to use the same machine in
20 years from now? :}
 
Old 05-10-2005, 08:21 PM   #10
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RE:

I rarely ever shut down. Maybe once a month, or to reboot (Windows) but mainly I let my computer hibernate
 
Old 05-10-2005, 08:47 PM   #11
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I like to get a good power management setup on my desktop boxes. Granted that's not always easy with some setups, but it's well worth it as having a P4 and 1G t-bird competing against the air conditioning seems pointless and gets expensive.
 
Old 05-10-2005, 09:39 PM   #12
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I keep mine on overnight only when I am doing stuff on it. Other then that I would shut it down at night. It doesn't need ot be on 24/7 unless it's a workstation or a server!
 
Old 05-10-2005, 09:46 PM   #13
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Usually keep the server up 99 percent of the time. Turn the others off. Mainly up for quick access to email using my Zaurus. I was listening to the Linux Box Radio Show this month and they mention a place that during a remodel or something found a linux box that had been drywalled in a closet for 4 years and was still running strong.

Brian1
 
Old 05-10-2005, 09:51 PM   #14
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Quote:
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<snipped> Linux Box Radio Show this month and they mention a place that during a remodel or something found a linux box that had been drywalled in a closet for 4 years and was still running strong.

Brian1
I heard that it was a Novell 4.11 box
 
Old 05-10-2005, 09:54 PM   #15
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<<<< all 12 of mine run folding 24/7.....and yes they are desktops.

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