‘Always on’ for PCs

(Summer Circuits 2010 article)

Published in issue 7/2010 on page 72

Many enthusiasts will be using their PCs as data loggers, controllers or as web servers. In these cases it is important that the machine is kept powered up for as great a fraction of the time as possible, even if there has been a power cut or if the power button is inadvertently pressed by another member of the household. Today’s operating systems offer a range of automation options and it is perfectly possible to arrange things so that the computer starts itself up automatically.

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