Rebooting your mac ?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by matt3224, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. matt3224 macrumors member

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    I would just like to get an idea of how many people have had to reboot there mac's ? (as in re-install the os) i mean compared to windows which to be fair needs rebooting about once a week lol :apple:
     
  2. DaveTheGrey macrumors 6502a

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    In the last months updates, which required a reboot, were quite frequent, so I just rebooted for system, security, quicktime and firmwareupdates. Back in the days where such kind of updates weren't that frequent I rebooted my machine about every 2 months.
    My xp pc which I owned 5 years ago I had to reboot every day at least once :p
     
  3. mr.light macrumors 6502

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    I reboot only for updates. Other than that, my iBook G4 is on all the time. Never had a problem. I've never had to use windows for any extended time so I can't make a comparison.
     
  4. MotleyPete macrumors regular

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    I only have to reboot for updates, but I turn my machine off whenever I'm not using it, which is several times throughout the day and all night long.

    Saves money, saves carbon, yadda yadda.
     
  5. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I reboot my MacBook Pro frequently - whenever I take it with me, I shut it down then "cold boot" it when I arrive. Also, updates that require a reboot cause me to reboot.
     
  6. matt3224 thread starter macrumors member

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    sorry guys i meant reboot as in re-install the os
     
  7. matt3224 thread starter macrumors member

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    sorry guys i meant reboot as in re-install the os:apple:
     
  8. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Oh, in that case... I have only done that once, and that was because of a Boot Camp issue that required a hard drive reformat to fix.
     
  9. Julien macrumors G3

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    You should edit your post title since it's like asking "does anyone drive a truck?" when you mean "does anyone ride an elevator?".
     
  10. matt3224 thread starter macrumors member

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    Great xp ****'s me off so much with having to reboot it so often, to hell with it im getting an imac at the end of the month. ****ing microsoft use your money for something useful like making a decent os ya know.
     
  11. Xavier macrumors 68020

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    I've only had to reboot for updates that require it.
     
  12. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

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    Reinstalling an OS is not the same as rebooting
     
  13. matt3224 thread starter macrumors member

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    ok, thats just what i call it is there an actual name for it?
     
  14. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    Yes: "Reinstalling the OS".

    "Rebooting" is another way of saying "Restart".

    As long as you don't actually damage your system (delete system files you need), it's not really that beneficial to reinstall the Mac OS.
     
  15. mr.light macrumors 6502

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    OK. That's different. I've never had to re-install.
     
  16. Beric macrumors 68020

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    Uhhh... I've never had to reinstall. Rebooting happens with updates and when I shut it down for the night.
     

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