- 03-01-2009, 09:46 AM #2
- 03-01-2009, 02:40 PM #4
I just sleep my MacBook when not using it that way it's quick to turn back on. I have it programmed to shut down every night at 2a and turn back on at 8a. But apparently 2a isn't late enough these days... since I've still been awake.
- 03-01-2009, 06:23 PM #5
- 03-01-2009, 06:37 PM #6
- 03-02-2009, 11:39 AM #8
- 03-03-2009, 09:22 PM #9
- 03-03-2009, 09:43 PM #10
I use to turn mine completely off, but recently I have been leaving it on all the time. The reason is that two different people have told me that Macs "fix things" in the middle of the night. Evidently it runs what is the Apple version of a deframentation program at night. Clears caches, etc., etc.
So I usually never shut it down unless I am to be on the road for a while or on vacation..
- 03-04-2009, 11:59 PM #11
- 03-05-2009, 10:14 AM #12
My iMac runs 24/7 as it's constantly handling processes and tasks in the background (biggest life saver is removing spam from mailboxes so I don't drown in it on the iPhone). They're really power efficient, and in the rare cases it goes idol (not processing) it spins down.
My laptop mostly sleeps, unless I'm going to be away from power for a while and want to preserve as much as possible before using them.