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Discussion in 'iMac' started by gentleman00, Nov 28, 2009.
You should actually include a poll next time..
Anyway, I turn it off.. Why? It saves energy and the environment. It only takes 25 seconds to boot up. If you can't wait that long you're just lazy.
I just put mine to sleep every night, is this a bad thing ?
No. It's what they actually suggest unless your not going to use it for an extended period.
I turn mine off every night
Putting it to sleep most nights is preferable.
With the feature wake on wireless lan you can always wake it up remotely if you need it so why not save energy and put it to sleep. I don't power off my computers so some energy is used in sleep mode.
I don't turn it off, but I do put it in sleep mode.
I have a question - if you put the computer to sleep, the maintenance scripts (daily, weekly, monthly) do not run, correct? I only sleep my display for that reason.
They run when you reawaken.
I've only had it for a night, but I didn't turn it off, I already have XTorrent up and running and I wanted to see how well it does all of the things my old iMac does. How much better, I should say.
I would guess the answer applies to any iMac--or any computer for that matter--but I put my computer to sleep at night and don't turn it off unless I am going to be away from home overnight.
Thanks for the link - shows how much I know about Macs, even though I made the switch three years ago
For the past few years I have had a laptop and as such turned it off overnight. But for the past few days the iMac has been on constantly - apart from a couple of re-starts when changing some account settings and installing updates etc...
I read somewhere that the new iMacs only use about 0.8 Watts of power when sleeping, but this seems a small amount. Can anyone out there confirm this (cant for the life of me find where I read it....).
If that's the case it's probably not going to kill the world to leave it sleeping at night - if your that worried change all your lightbulbs to energy efficient ones - that will more than outweigh the energy used by a sleeping mac...
For some other comments including power usage, here is a recent thread from the Apple forum:
Turning it off is bad, both to the computer and the OS.
With the computer off or in sleep, OSX won't do its maintenance schedule between 3am and 5:30am every day.
This is not true.
Read my post #11. It all changed back in Tiger.
That is false information.
Just sleep your Mac at night and check the log a short while after it wakes in the morning. The process runs.
No, it doesn't. I've gone through that issue before and its one of the reasons I leave my G5 running 24/7.
Works fine on my mini. Go through the issue again. I'll admit Tiger was unreliable here but Leopard is rock solid. Happens every day. I would assume SL too.
There are three computers in my house, and put all three to sleep at night. Have been doing this since the sleep mode was put into play. Albeit, do agree that 25 second boot up isn't bad. With the SSD it only take approximately 10 seconds. (SSD's are great)
I never turn off my computers, not even my Macbook. Altho I just received my iMac 9am this Friday (Swedish time, GMT+1 if I'm correct) I have no plan to turn it off either. What I do tho is turn off the display, but that's all.
Old habit. Since I started using different kind of servers (all with Linux operating systems) since I was about 14-15. I'm 21 now fyi. I just have one server online now tho, believe it's in my signature, but it fulfills most of my needs atm. Can't sleep without some noise "To bad" rolleyes my computers, my macbook, the new iMac, and the server doesn't make much of a noise. In fact they doesn't sound at all! Guess I'll get used to it
Almost a shame that I'm selling my old PC (Intel core2duo 2.4 GHz @ 2.9 GHz, 4GB Ram, a raptor 36GB disk, a 500GB disk, and an Ati 4850HD). Only the graphic-card sounded like an airplane. Perhaps I should keep it so I can go to sleep
As stated previously, the way overnight maintenance scripts were handled changed in 10.4 Tiger
The X-Lab, Running the Mac OS X Maintenance Scripts, http://www.thexlab.com/faqs/maintscripts.html
The time shifting property of running the maintenance script off schedule if the Mac was asleep was widely regarded to be unreliable, even though Apple specifically addressed the issue with a fix in one of the updates to Tiger.
Leopard supposedly fixed the issue once and for all:
Macworld, Five Mac Maintenance Myths, http://www.macworld.com/article/133684/2008/06/maintenance_intro.html
Anacron for MacOS, http://members.cox.net/18james/anacron-tiger.html
Randy B. Singer, Mac OS X Routine Maintenance, http://www.macattorney.com/ts.html#Anchor-54380