10 Replies Latest reply: Aug 28, 2012 6:23 PM by Tgara
Tgara Level 4 (3,540 points)

I have a mid 2010 27-inch iMac which I use every day at home.


When I get up in the morning, I start the iMac to check email, calendar, etc. before leaving for work two hours later, I shut computer down.


When I return home several hours later, I will restart the iMac again, surf the web before dinner, maybe play a game after dinner. Before going to bed, I will shut the iMac down again.


The above process repeats every day. I question is this:  which is a better practice? Starting and shutting down the computer during the day, or turning it on once in the morning and shutting it down once in the evening, or not at all?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 27 inch, 2.8GHz Quad-Core i5, 12GB RAM