#179132 - 07/15/0408:35 AMRe: Sleep or not?
It is my understanding that computers are fine if left on...one of the first UNIX based computers used by the government (the beginning of the internet) didn't shut down for four years. It should not cause harm...I wouls make sure you have a screensaver on or turn your monitor off if you will be away for a while.<br><br>Hope that helps.<br><br>
We leave all 4 of our work machines on 24/7 and I leave my 2 home computers on 24/7. Just set the screen to go to powersave after like 15-30min<br><br>I've never had any problems associated with leaving them on all the time ...and as a matter of fact, OS X runs it's maintenance scripts at ~2am in the morning. If you don't leave your machine on 24/7 then you really need to download a program like Cocktail and run those maintenance scripts manually.<br><br>
I let all my computers run 24/7, although I do have the monitor go to sleep after a while. On OS X, certain daily/weekly/monthly caretaking routines are set to take place early in the a. m., and if the computer is off, they won't run (although you can get something like Cocktail to do the work manually).<br><br>
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I put mine to sleep and have been using "Macaroni" for maintenance. Previously I was using Cocktail, but Macaroni has a nice feature that makes it perform the necessary maintenance scripts when starting up from sleep or booting up automatically.<br><br>
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