MacBook uptime

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by LeggNet, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. LeggNet macrumors newbie

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    I'm a recent switcher from Windows to a MacBook. Like many MB users, I was interested in monitoring the temperature so I installed CoreDuoTemp (great little program!). Tonight I noticed that, in addition to temperature, the program provides a running total of uptime.

    Cool.

    As I write this my uptime is 4 days, eight hours and eighteen minutes. I rarely turn it off or re-boot. What really struck me with this statistic is the stability of MacOS. There is no way I could have done this with my Windows machine. It would have slowed to a crawl long before the four day mark, yet my Mac still runs as if I just booted it up.

    Just an observation.....

    Rich
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

    Chundles

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    My uptime record on my iBook is 31 days. There are people here with older systems that have uptimes in the hundreds of days.
     
  3. Mord macrumors G4

    Mord

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    with my ibook my uptime used to be epic, sometimes reaching hundreds of days, now with my macbook due to dual booting it's never more than a couple....

    still my lc475 keeps the epic record of running for over 5 years non stop under my bed.
     
  4. semaja2 macrumors 6502a

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    the only time i restart is becuase of a new piece of software for a printer or a software update.

    PS. Apple could you PLEASE stop making updates that need a restart
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Restarting is one of the best troubleshooting techniques that OSX has to offer. Having said that, I don't need to restart either of my Mac very often but have no qualms doing so if something starts acting strangely or slowly. Maintaining uptime for uptime's sake is ridiculous. :)
     
  6. mjstew33 macrumors 601

    mjstew33

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    I hacked my iBook so I put it in Safe Sleep and hibernation mode... always on. :)
     
  7. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

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    My dad's imac G5 has been on 24/7, since he first bought it, with only the occasional restart once in a while after a software update.
     

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