• @Honytawk
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    36 months ago

    Mac is no different though.

    Every piece of software has mistakes, the more complex the more mistakes it has.

    Normally they don’t give much trouble, but their issues can pile up.

    So the longer the computer stays working, the bigger that pile gets. Rebooting makes sure you start from a clean slate.

    Servers have less problems with it because they don’t get modified much and their software is tested for long term.

    But your Mac, no matter how much you claim it doesn’t cause issues, still does even if you don’t notice them.

    • @[email protected]
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      36 months ago

      I guess so, but ultimately if I don’t notice them it’s fine. I restart my Mac maybe once a month for updates, that’s about all I functionally need to do.

    • tojikomori
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      26 months ago

      Like the other replier and GP, my Linux and Mac desktops run for months at a time without a restart. I only restart when there’s a software update that demands it. I don’t have much experience with modern Windows, but I expect that’s the norm from a modern OS.

      If you’re running into runaway resource issues like this then you may want to spend a few minutes hunting them down and maybe replace the programs responsible. Daily restarts shouldn’t be necessary.

    • interolivary
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      26 months ago

      Are you trying to convince yourself or the person you’re replying to?