I think most people hibernate or suspend when they go to sleep.
Kevin Kofler <kevin kofler chello at
> Bill McGonigle wrote:
>> The parenthetical is the actual reason people don't like to reboot and
>> may ignore security updates. Boot times are trivial in comparison to
>> restoring one's application state, for anything beyond the most trivial
>> of use cases.
> The average home user turns his/her computer off when going to sleep, so
> he/she reboots at least once per day. Heck, even I do that. Leaving my
> computer running when I sleep wastes power and makes me sleep badly
> (probably because of the noise from the fans, though I don't exclude
> electromagnetic waves possibly having to do with it as well (but no, I
> don't use tinfoil hats or similar nonsense ;-) )). Home users with record
> uptimes are a small minority, even if there are probably many of those on
> this list.