Also is there a way to ‘refresh’ the system without rebooting?
Logout and login
Well depends how long. I’ve ran it for about 12-13 hours straight (not actually using it, left it on for testing a server) on a laptop with 8GB ram. Heated up a bit (well a lot) but otherwise worked smoothly
Interesting tweet from Canonical’s Alan Pope - he rebuilt a client back in 2018 whilst on a plane and has never rebooted since … still running fine
Kind of the same here. One of our boxes, the -everyday-tasks-box- is rarely restarted, runs for days, weeks or months.
All I can say is - I never reboot or shutdown because I “have” to. Just circumstance.
I use several computers running Budgie 18.04 at work as VirtualBox hosts for multiple Windows and Linux VMs. I only reboot them whenever I manually patch the system, which may happen every 30 or so days, and never had a single issue.
Keep up the good work, guys.