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View Poll Results: What is the uptime on your main Linux desktop?
Less than a day 65 27.78%
1 - 10 days 52 22.22%
11-30 days 39 16.67%
31-100 days 24 10.26%
101 - 364 days 21 8.97%
Over 1 year 9 3.85%
Over 2 years 8 3.42%
Over 3 years 4 1.71%
Over 5 years 8 3.42%
Over 10 years 4 1.71%
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Old 03-17-2016, 11:49 AM   #46
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CentOS 6.5 Server

My CentOS 6.5 Server has been up for over two years except for a couple of power failures which are not really relevant as it has a good sized UPS
Old 03-17-2016, 01:08 PM   #47
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I power down daily. No need to hibernate / suspend with the few seconds it takes to boot from SSD. I also run a rolling release, which means very frequent updates...
Old 03-17-2016, 01:10 PM   #48
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Originally Posted by ugjka View Post
What prize do you get for "Over 10 years" uptime?
I buy that Linux is stable enough to make years of uptime possible. What about kernel security patches, though?
Old 03-17-2016, 02:49 PM   #49
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Only 35 days. Problems with power outage - very common in Brazil. My desktop reached ~90 days uptime once...

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Old 03-17-2016, 03:02 PM   #50
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Less than a day.
Old 03-17-2016, 04:01 PM   #51
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 16:58:35 up 220 days, 23:10, 14 users,  load average: 0.11, 0.07, 0.06
The "14 users" just means lots of xterms.

My personal best was 450 days a while back, when a power outage lasted longer than myUPS.

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Old 03-17-2016, 04:02 PM   #52
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So many great responses to this thread. I too reboot on major kernel upgrades as required, so rarely get past thirty days. My laptop dual boots into Win 10 for work stuff and Ubuntu 14.04 for the real stuff.
Old 03-17-2016, 04:39 PM   #53
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Things happen

I have UPS, but it when the power goes down for more than five minutes, I do an orderly shutdown. Maybe once a year...
Old 03-17-2016, 05:19 PM   #54
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I have an eGPU, so I have to reboot each time I want to attach or detach it. So yeah, mine is not this big...
Old 03-17-2016, 05:25 PM   #55
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Oh, how foolish of me. Uptime, well, I do a hard boot every 3-4 days at least, just to clear my head. I answered "5 years", based on using Linux Mint for the last 3, then (the essential/same Ubuntu) for over 2 prior. "My bad!"
Old 03-17-2016, 05:33 PM   #56
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I sense a trend

I shut down my desktop (floortop) every day before I go to work and reboot it when I get home. So about 12 hours a day. I run a bargain basement homebrew AMD machine with Sid, but with xfce it boots so quickly I have no reason to leave it running. The last desktop I had with a really long uptime (over a year) ate a cpu fan in the middle of the night and cooked itself (before onboard thermal monitors). As far as full system installs go It's been about two years on this box. It would be longer but doing a wipe and install is a fun thing to do on a saturday especially with a separate solid state root drive and a 6 (really 12) pack of beer.
Old 03-17-2016, 05:53 PM   #57
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I turn my pc off on weekends. Run around the clock during the work week.
Old 03-17-2016, 06:08 PM   #58
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We get power bumps, once a week or so. If I can keep it up a week, I'm happy.
Old 03-17-2016, 06:16 PM   #59
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Coded on linux for more than 20 years, now ...

... the last 20 of which were on a windows desktop secureCRTing/puttying in to a linux box.

I mean, cmon, windows EXCELs at winamp, putty and seamonkey.

If its any consolation, I don't reboot any of the winboxes lately either. :-P
Old 03-17-2016, 06:52 PM   #60
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Originally Posted by ugjka View Post
What prize do you get for "Over 10 years" uptime?
You probably have dirty filters and a clogged powersupply fan.
That is, unless you are not counting downtime for maintenance.
Seriously, they put an off switch in both hardware and systems for a reason.


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