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View Poll Results: How often do you reboot your Linux desktop?
Daily 157 38.67%
Weekly 46 11.33%
Monthly 50 12.32%
Only for kernel updates 133 32.76%
Never 20 4.93%
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Old 07-31-2014, 08:13 PM   #31
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I shut my system down every night.
Old 08-01-2014, 02:41 AM   #32
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Same as a lot of others, my 'desktop' is actually my laptop, so i shut it down when not using it.

Before my actual desktop pc died (capacitors busted on motherboard due to heat) it never was shutdown unless there was a power outage or i hadn't upgraded my kernel in a long while and decided too... in Australian summertime.. more than likely the cause of its demise...
Old 08-01-2014, 05:12 AM   #33
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Pretty much just kernel upgrades.
Old 08-01-2014, 05:23 AM   #34
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I shut down the computer every night, and then start it up every morning.
But, rebooting during the daily usage, happens only a couple of times a year.
Old 08-01-2014, 05:53 AM   #35
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Only for kernel updates
Old 08-01-2014, 06:47 AM   #36
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I can't remember the last time I rebooted, but I changed kernels a while back, and rebooted then. Haven't needed to since. Or if I change hardware and have to shutdown but that was before I installed the last kernel..

This thing is freakishly stable.
Old 08-01-2014, 06:55 AM   #37
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I use to reboot no more than once a month, usually for updates (always used Ubuntu distros and currently running 12.04 LTS). About a week ago something changed for the worse... and now my poor Linux box is paralytically slow and occasionally freezing up, forcing daily reboots.
Old 08-01-2014, 06:56 AM   #38
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Only when there are kernel or security update
Old 08-01-2014, 07:28 AM   #39
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Usually, when I'm listening to Spotify

I think that's what's making Ubuntu get its knickers in a twist but, the upside is, it gives me a chance to make another coffee
Old 08-01-2014, 07:35 AM   #40
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Once a day (or sometimes twice) on the main desktop. On an as needed basis for the second desktop, tablet and laptop. cheers
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Old 08-01-2014, 07:43 AM   #41
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Any time maybe I will reboot.
More than one time per day.
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Old 08-01-2014, 07:47 AM   #42
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"Weekly"; usually for system update. Occasionally, there's a hangup that requires a complete re-boot, but that frequency is more like "monthly." Laptop- Ubuntu 12.04.
Old 08-01-2014, 07:57 AM   #43
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Well I voted for "Only for kernel updates" because that is the closest.

"As needed" would be a more appropriate answer for me. For example when I upgrade KDE, I aways reboot. I upgrade a boot load of packages I normally reboot, depends on what was upgraded. I also reboot if I make changes to the boot up scripts to make sure they work as I intended. Outside of those reasons I can't think of any others.

I don't count these as a reboot. Any shutdown. For example, we lost power three times today. The UPS handled the first short one and the second longer one, a shutdown. I was not home home at the time and with the third power outage the system was already off.
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I shutdown daily for power saving
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daily for power saving


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