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Old 04-23-2007, 11:02 PM
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Laptop Leave the computer ON or OFF?

With most of us having high speed internet. Is it okay to leave the computer on most of the time along with the router? or should we shut it off when not in use.... thx

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Old 04-23-2007, 11:17 PM
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Earth day would say turn it off, but unless you believe you are infected and you run a firewall and antivirus, there's no reason you can't leave it on.


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Old 04-24-2007, 04:42 AM
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If I'm not using my PC, I shut it down. It cuts down on my electricity bill and gives me a warm fuzzy feeling about doing my bit to cut down on waste and help the environment.

I always leave the modem and router on as their relative power consumption is tiny compared to the behemoth that is my work machine.

You will be safe enough hooked up to the net all day if you have proper anti virus and firewall protection, though if your PC is doing nothing I don't see much point. In addition to this, the wear on your hardware won't be particularly significant if you leave it on, though I would recommend turning the monitor off, especially if it's a CRT.

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Old 05-05-2007, 10:23 AM
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for me ... i have two computers , desktop and laptop ... and when i want to surf the web or do real works i use my laptop , while i use the desktop to download movies ,games,apps,...etc, along the router , and leave it for about 2-20 days , and no problem yet.

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