Shutdown or standby?

  Maryp 19:32 01 May 2003
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Is it better to always shutdown a computer, or is it OK to just leave it in standby during the day. Does it use a lot of electricity? I heard the other day you use more electric leaving your TV on stanby at night, than you use if you watch it all evening.

  MAJ 19:50 01 May 2003

I can't see the latter part of your question being correct, Maryp. As for the former part of your question, that's still a debated subject, but you can leave it in standby all day, it won't do any harm to your computer. But there is the safety aspect to consider, if it's plugged in, it's a potential source of fire.

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