Linked by Oliver on Fri 11th Mar 2011 23:32 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source "Now that Linux is the most popular free Unix-like operating system, it shouldn't be a surprise that some projects have begun treating non-Linux operating systems as second-class citizens. This isn't out of contempt for the BSDs or OpenSolaris, it's just a matter of limited manpower: if almost all the users of the application have a Linux operating system and if all the core developers are using Linux themselves, it's difficult to keep supporting other operating systems. But sometimes the choice to leave out support for other operating systems is explicitly made, e.g. when the developers want to implement some innovative features that require functionality that is (at least for now) only available in the Linux kernel."
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dizzey
Member since:
2005-10-15

Why would i not turn of my computer when i im not using it. Power costs money and resources why use more than i need.

using the computer that way fast bootup is nice.
you know not every computer is a server that needs to be up 24/7

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_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

Why would i not turn of my computer when i im not using it. Power costs money and resources why use more than i need.

using the computer that way fast bootup is nice.
you know not every computer is a server that needs to be up 24/7


Ever heard of hibernate? Suspend?

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phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Why would i not turn of my computer when i im not using it. Power costs money and resources why use more than i need.


Do you leave it plugged in? If you do, you are wasting resources, and it's costing you money.

Ever tried "suspend", "sleep", or "hibernate"? No need to power off and suffer through a full boot process.

using the computer that way fast bootup is nice.
you know not every computer is a server that needs to be up 24/7


Sure, but there's also no reason to go through a full shutdown/power off and power on/boot process everytime you leave the keyboard.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

using the computer that way fast bootup is nice.
you know not every computer is a server that needs to be up 24/7


Wait, are you saying that Linux does not have reliable suspend/hibernate?

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