Mac OS X, being Unix based, was designed to go months between reboots -- not that rebooting daily is a problem, but not necessary unless you're runnning some really crappy applications. I've seen busy Unix servers go over 2 YEARS without rebooting.
Our Mac @ home is used about 2 hours spread throughout the day. It goes weeks between logouts, shutdowns, or reboots. Sleep is automatic after 15 minutes of idle time.
My FP iMac is only restarted after a update that requires a restart. Its on 24/7 and goes to sleep when not in use for 20 min
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I only restart when promted to/servicing. Other than that, never do.
Why was sleep mode ever created?? Was it for shorter boot up?? But I also heard that there was the possibility of wear n tear from constant on/off of computer, and that sleep mode was just much smoother.
Pls, someone expound.
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We leave our computers on 24/7 most of the time. We only reboot if they freeze due to conflicts, or over eager usage. I shut down sometimes when I know I am not going to be around for a few days. Otherwise sleep it is. My wife's iMac runs with sleep mode about the same. We do shut down for thunder and lighting storms, just because we are parnoid about those things. Though sometimes the powerbook just gets unplugged.
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