To sleep or not to sleep

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Sonoran, May 11, 2007.

  1. Sonoran macrumors member

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    I just got my mac pro & am switching from PC.

    I have read several places that for the most part you do not shut off Macs at night you only put them to sleep.

    Is that a common practice?
    Should I not turn off the Mac at night?
     
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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    My old G4 Powermac hasn't been turned off in over a year.
    My PowerBook hasn't been off since September last year.
     
  3. Lycanthrope macrumors 6502a

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    I only ever shut down my Macs for either hardware updates or forced reboots from Apple software updates
     
  4. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    Just sleep it...I used to shut mine down because the lights were too bright. Now that my computer is farther away from my bed, it's sleep at night and restart for updates.
     
  5. alexprice macrumors 6502a

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    Sleep, definitely sleep.

    Why shutdown when you can sleep.

    It will barely use the battery.
     
  6. Trogloxene macrumors regular

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  7. Celeron macrumors 6502a

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    I sleep mine, I don't think its been "off" off since I got it. Last time I checked, my powerbook G4 hadn't been rebooted in over 34 days. I only reboot that when an Apple update comes out. I can't remember the last time it was completely off.

    In contrast, I just got a new IBM Thinkpad T60p laptop at work. I've been leaving it on and I had to reboot it after just 4 days because random stuff started to crash :( Don't get me wrong, I'm not a PC hater, but man, that's annoying.
     

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