MacBook uptime

LeggNet

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 4, 2006
15
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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
 

Chundles

macrumors G4
Jul 4, 2005
11,966
375
My uptime record on my iBook is 31 days. There are people here with older systems that have uptimes in the hundreds of days.
 

Mord

macrumors G4
Aug 24, 2003
10,090
21
UK
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.
 

semaja2

macrumors 6502a
Dec 12, 2005
575
0
Adelaide
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
 

mad jew

Moderator emeritus
Apr 3, 2004
32,199
6
Adelaide, Australia
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. :)
 

dextertangocci

macrumors 68000
Apr 2, 2006
1,767
1
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.