We leave ours on all the time.Â The only time we turn them off is when we are on the road.Â Some people say you should leave your computer on because the act of turning the computer on and off will actually shorten itâ€™s life.Â Others say you should turn your computer off when not in use because it uses too much power.
Do you turn your computer off?Â Leave a comment below.
There is a middle road, and itâ€™s called â€˜Sleep.â€™Â With Vista, that is the preferred state.Â For Macintosh, hereâ€™s an article about Sleep.Â If you put your computer to sleep in between sessions it wonâ€™t take so long to boot up the next time.Â It will just pop right up to where you left off.Â If you put it to sleep overnight, and you are plugged in to power, it will wake itself up to do scheduled tasks like backups and scans.Â My computer does this every night while Iâ€™m asleep so it doesnâ€™t slow down operations during the day when I want to work.
Watch the video below for an excerpt of our Geeks on Tour Show-Me-How topic about Vista and the Sleep option.
Chris Guld, www.GeeksOnTour.com