Post your uptime!


Hello all. I've seen several instances where uptime has been spoken of as a point of pride. How stable is OSX on average? Let's find out... For all of you that sleep your Mac instead of shutting it down every night (or run OS X servers), post your uptime and we'll find out how stable OS X is.

My current uptime (launch the terminal app hiding in the Utilities folder and type 'uptime'):

up 11 days, 16:17, 2 users, load averages: 0.65 0.59 0.53

P.S. Any comparisons to other OSs would be good.


15:33 up 11 days, 3:16, 2 users, load averages: 0.22 0.29 0.22

I never sleep mine, have bittorrent running with my d/ls constantly.
Had to restart 11 days ago because I updated to 10.4.2


Old Rhapsody User
I recently had to take down all my systems so that the power could be worked on in my apartment. So right now I'm at...
up 6 days, 17:59, 2 users, load averages: 0.76, 0.70, 0.50​
At the time I shut everything down, this system was at 61 days. The last two uptimes before that were 133 days and 231 days.

As for other systems, I've gotten well over 200 days with my Rhapsody systems, I was around 300 days on my Sun at one point and I've been over 400 days with my SGI before.


Staff member
Mine currently says: up 5 days, 18:36, 3 users, load averages: 2.91 2.11 2.08 - but basically, it all depends on me installing software updates from Apple or third party software that requires reboots... :)


The last time I had to shut down for performance reasons was in May. Still - since mid-June we have power failures an average of 6 times a week so uptime is just a day or two.

12:36 up 2 days, 3:29, 2 users, load averages: 0.16 0.10 0.09


iMac Dual 2.0 17'
I am up and running, with frequent sleep periods for the average of five days. I just recently did a restart, after some maintenance with ONYX.


Simply Daemonic
If I knew you guys would make such a thread I would not have rebooted last week:p
Current uptime is:
8:30 up 4 days, 22:58, 2 users, load averages: 0.95 0.86 0.63

But before the reboot last week it was 100 days... aawwww shucks!


Storm last week, shut down during it

22:37 up 4 days, 3:59, 2 users, load averages: 3.30 3.12 5.42

But I'm only 1 user?

UpTime Widget



Chmod 760
Staff member
I had to reboot my G5 like 2 months ago... damn! :p killed teh 101 days uptime (was running 10.4) .. so G5 is now about 60 days +-2.
eMac ... I don't remember having rebooted it a month ago.. could have sworn it had about 90 days uptime.
Powerbook.. 21:26 up 9 days, 5:04, 2 users, load averages: 0.18 0.37 0.32
and that's due a kernel panic ... so yea, my uptimes suck now. :p


web developer
Just rebooted both of my workstations, heh.
2:02  up 32 mins, 8 users, load averages: 0.03 0.01 0.00
2:02  up 50 mins, 2 users, load averages: 0.08 0.03 0.00
I manage a few servers though, not exactly overloaded at the moment:
1:53AM  up 45 days,  3:16, 1 user, load averages: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
1:53  up 248 days,  6:29, 1 user, load averages: 0.00 0.00 0.00
23:53  up 77 days,  7:37, 2 users, load averages: 0.02 0.02 0.00


Get this in before the Security update forces me to reboot

12:07 up 5 days, 17:29, 2 users, load averages: 4.19 2.36 1.31


TommyWillB said:
8:52 up 17:07, 2 users, load averages: 0.41 0.39 0.29

So what's the "2 users" part?

2 users: 1.) Root user (always on to run OS and essential system tasks), 2.) You, as an administrator or user.