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Leave it on all the time or what?
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I shut it down every night and in the daytime when I'm not around. It's for economical (I can't afford a BackUPS unit with graceful shutdown and it's to save on the electricity bill as well) and ecological reasons I do this.

I run the maintenance tasks manually using MainMenu every day.
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I never shut down my iMac. I only restart if an update deems it necessary. Sometimes I sleep it at night, but not usually.

As for my iBook, I just close the lid and let it sleep. It's currently been on for 31 days.
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I only restart/shut down on necessary updates.

The uptime on my PowerMac is something around 25 days...

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I leave it up all the time. Only gets shutdown for updates, and when I bring it home, or back to school.

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I sleep mine at night, or when it's going to be unused for a few hours. Other than that I'll reboot only when updating OS X, or in the rare cases when that spinning ball won't disappear.

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I shut it down, it's just habit.
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Pretty much just shut down my Mac whenever I know I won't be using it for a while, such as if I'm going away for the weekend or something like that.
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I only restart my Mac if it needs it or if an update requires it. I only turn it off if I am going to be out of town for more that 5 consecutive days.


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I never turn mine off, only on updates.

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When I feel my poor iMac needs rest. I used to maintain a policy of keeping it off at night, but alas, I have stuff running at night nowadays and the processor won't die because of those hours of more work it does (touchwood).

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Mine never goes down unless there is an update that needs a restart to install or my USB hub feels like kernal panicing it.

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I've gone from only turning my iMac off if it was necessary to turning it off on a daily basis. I run maintainance tasks weekly.
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Wait ... these things shut down?

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When I go on vacation. Otherwise it stays on 24/7 unless the power goes out.
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