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Old 09-02-2004, 09:00 AM   #5 (permalink)
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A consideration to leaving the computer powered on 24/7 is being connected to the internet. A general user has protection with firewalls etc but if connected via DSL you may be open for inspection by the bad guys. My system will place the monitor in standby mode and log off a user if there is no activity, I was surprised to find firewall entry for the time I did have it powered on all night. I power my computer down to extend the life of the system and to keep it off the internet overnight. To each his own on this subject. I believe where you are in the country weather etc should be considered as it can destroy your PC or at least some components. The stability of your available power should be considered.
I really don't know if there is a correct answer on this subject, we do what we believe best for our situation.
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