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    Jun 24, 2007
    Hillsboro, OR
    Macbook Pro 2.2 Ghz/ 2GB RAM / 120 GB HDD
    Turning off / restarting
    is it true that turning off your Mac or restarting it frequently is NOT recommended? I read somewhere that it is better to put the computer in 'sleep' mode than shut it down completely.

    Please forgive me if this was a dumb question. I am true switcher having bought my first Mac over the weekend.

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    Jan 20, 2007
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    It's better to put it in sleep mode only because you can access it quicker when you want it. You can shut it down every time if you wish, but it isn't necessary.

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    Mar 30, 2004
    12" Apple PowerBook G4 (1.5GHz)
    There are many informative threads on this topic, if you care to do a search.

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    Mar 19, 2007
    NY USA
    iMac 5.1 | iMac 7.1 | iPod Touch | iPod Nano
    technologist is right. but do your own research and tests. I've found that shutting down every night keeps the machine faster. I'm guessing it's something about the startup process, probably some kind of maintenance that runs.

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