[geeks] OSX Server
s at avoidant.org
Tue Mar 15 14:25:54 CST 2005
On Mar 15, 2005, at 15:20, Olaf Mersmann wrote:
> Afaik you can't run Powerbooks with their lid closed unless you screw
> over OS X. But he was basically circumventing that "protective
> measure" by keeping it just open. Kinda makes you worry when a few
> extra cents for hardware is traded in for more software madness to
> monitor the machines health.
Powerbooks run just fine with the lid closed. They're meant to. Plug
in a USB keyboard and mouse, hook up an external monitor and leave it
shut. It works just fine.
Also, my Powerbook is almost ALWAYS on, except when I throw it in my
backpack. No harm done so far from it. There are warm spots, but
nothing too hot to touch.
I think the concern is a holdover from Wallstreet days, when a closed
lid really did make a difference.
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