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    jackpea
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    Sleep or Shutdown?
    Hi there,

    Got myself a nice new Macbook today, loving it already. I must ask though is it ok to just flip the lid when I go to sleep/go out or should I shutdown?

    Cheers,

    Jack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackpea
    Hi there,

    Got myself a nice new Macbook today, loving it already. I must ask though is it ok to just flip the lid when I go to sleep/go out or should I shutdown?

    Cheers,

    Jack.
    sleep is recommended, no need to shutdown :mac:

    regards

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    jackpea
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    Thanks mate.

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    I have a MacBook and I rarely use it. It just sits in my backback all the time. Occasionally, I'll take it to the local deli (wi-fi) or the library, but thats it. I've never used the sleep mode.

    Guess it depends on how often you use it.

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    I only sleep. Never shut down.
    I have a macbook pro, and before then a powerbookg4 never turned it off unless i updated software.
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    jackpea
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    Ok cheers for the replys. Been really helpful.

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    I have been putting my iBook in sleep by closing the lid for almost 2 years, Ive never had a problem.

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    i just close the lid and let her goto sleep. I never reboot mine. "IT JUST WORKS" ill never have another PC again.

    Onyl time id shut it down is if i go away and dont take it with me or just update software.


    -J

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    I like how he already got his answer but people have restated the same thing over and over.

    Oh, and I only put my powerbook to sleep.

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    I know if I had a PowerBook i would definately put it to sleep over shutting it down.....lol

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    i dont have no mac's
    let it sleep
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    transamman1999
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    "set it and forget it!"

    or in this case, close it and forget it. let it sleep as you sleep.

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    Wow, I guess I'm the only one.

    Do you guys use them often? How many times a day?

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    transamman1999
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    Quote Originally Posted by ripfrankwhite
    Wow, I guess I'm the only one.

    Do you guys use them often? How many times a day?
    like fifty-billion.

    actually i use it:
    - on and off all thru the day when im at home (20-40 times generally)
    - in every class when im in school.
    - leave it sleeping at home when im at work.

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    There really is no need to do either... just keep it running. Won't hurt a thing to do that.

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