The Ubuntu Experiment

Derek Broughton news at
Thu Jul 31 00:45:53 UTC 2008

Cybe R. Wizard wrote:

> "Phil Bieber" <philbieber at>  said:
>> Tell them, that it
>> is OK to leave a PC running 24/7 (besides the power consumption ;) )
>> for a year and only reboot for some (kernel) updates... Linux/Ubuntu
>> doesn't degrade performance-wise over time.
> Yeah, well, X /does/ die sometimes.  So do some apps.  The most I've
> ever been able to get is a few weeks out of X.  Now I just close X each
> night and have uptimes in the couple of months range.
> Currently 34 days, 9:20.
Well my linux uptimes are typically months (I installed the 2.6.26 kernel
today, so ruined that), but my XP uptimes are similar.  And I don't waste
energy because they're both frequently hibernated.

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