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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 03-18-2016, 08:49 AM   #76
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As long as there are is No Threatening Weather, Thunderstorms, or if I am not in a Video hacking mode. or I did not overload my system < pretty diagonal jagged stripes about 2 inches wide. freezing up Screen causing to reboot. <see previous statement>

On its own it runs merrily along without interference from above stated outside sources.30+ days very easily.. without a problem.
Slack and not going back. <its not the machine its the operator..> type of scenario.

When,not if--it Works. Easy desktop/Wmaker setup? yes. Latest and Greatest Games out of the Box? not yet.. But then it was not designed to be a gaming OS.

After all, on most if not all Linux`s . The time it takes to "learn" your system is time well invested.

Slack 14.0.
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Old 03-18-2016, 08:49 AM   #77
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I rarely make it more than two weeks without a kernel update
 
Old 03-18-2016, 08:50 AM   #78
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i uninstalled ubuntu.
i'm back to the m$-bill gates world.
Alas poor danielr2, we hardly knew ye. Hope you read the EULA thoroughly. Oh wait.... probably not.
 
Old 03-18-2016, 09:56 AM   #79
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I have an old Dell Dimension 3000 and Lubuntu keeps doing quirky updates that require restarts which I have soo far not been too happy about. It's messed up stuff I had working like MTP, but I still oblige to each. So 1-10 days depending on how those come. Sometimes, I just reboot the system to free up RAM and make sure it's working well. Few breaker issues as well have happened so I don't get much uptime, but then again this is an ancient machine from 2003.
 
Old 03-18-2016, 11:05 AM   #80
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I live in a remote part of Australia and switch on and off 7-8 times a day to conserve power...total use per day say 4hrs. A total of 60 days PA uptime
 
Old 03-18-2016, 04:32 PM   #81
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reboot for kernel updates and fixing subsequent dmesg errors...
 
Old 03-18-2016, 07:10 PM   #82
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My main machine is Mint 13 and I shut it down every night. When I move over to my new machine, it is much quieter, but I will probably still shut down to save energy.

However, my Raspberry Pi was last taken down for maintenance after 99 days. It has only 16GB of flash memory and I reboot every 2 to 3 months when the memory fills up. Perhaps I should try and offload the memory without shutting down, next time.
 
Old 03-19-2016, 07:25 AM   #83
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Like a few others, I shut down when I'm away, so my uptime would never be more than 62 hours (4 pm Friday til 6 am Monday).
 
Old 03-19-2016, 08:41 AM   #84
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My home Ubuntu desktop is restarted every day, mainly reason is to save power when I am at work. My desktop at work I often use remotely, so it is restarted about 1x monthly.
 
Old 03-19-2016, 02:49 PM   #85
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48 days.
 
Old 03-19-2016, 03:36 PM   #86
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Only 35 days. Problems with power outage - very common in Brazil. My desktop reached ~90 days uptime once...
They're more common than they ought to be for me in the outskirts of one of the UK's largest cities . Thanks for the reminder that I still haven't bought the UPS I keep meaning to.
 
Old 03-19-2016, 05:08 PM   #87
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My vote is less than a day because I'm using linux as a desktop and I shut it off when I am done.
 
Old 03-20-2016, 07:56 AM   #88
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18:26:06 up 9 days, 2 users, load average: 0.47, 0.63, 0.56
 
Old 03-20-2016, 02:50 PM   #89
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As it's desktop and not server, and main desktop to boot, I answered in the 11 day range...

Quote:
$ uptime
15:40:43 up 10 days, 5:16, 4 users, load average: 1.65, 0.57, 0.28
I have stuff in the two year range and even a desktop, that is technically a desktop, that's over a year. While I do live in the boondocks, electricity is so unreliable that the whole house is effectively on a UPS. Electricity from the mains is actually my backup and I've panels and two wind turbines that provide for all of my power needs - and a generator. After all, it is NW Maine which is where the locals still consider electricity a luxury item. ;-)

At any rate, the uptime should be less. That system needs to be rebooted. There's a kernel upgrade or two applied since last boot. I install 'em all.
 
Old 03-20-2016, 02:56 PM   #90
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I always turn my computer off at night, but I used to hibernate my laptop every night and I got an uptime of over a month (actual power-on hours, that is; it took me around two months to get that uptime). The main reason why I did it was because I usually left stuff open that I was working on, but these days I prefer to close everything in the evening (it helps me to sleep better) and during the day I only leave open the things that I am actively working on (it helps me to concentrate better on what I'm working on). (Eventually the laptop battery ran flat unexpectedly and that's when the uptime got reset.) I also have a way of crashing my computer regularly (forkbombs, out of memory, etc.), and I often reboot to reconfigure things (I tend to screw up trying to restart system services without rebooting the computer, and usually end up crashing it in the process necessitating a reboot anyway). In any case, I've taken to doing weekly backups and I have to reboot for those (I take a disk image and I can't have the system "live" at the time).

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