Yes Linux works too.
And you can disable updates on windows.
Not on Windows 10 Home! Only possible if you upgrade to Pro!
PS! Obviously, there are "hacks" to prevent that on Windows 10 Home, but most users don't know how or are not comfortable with that!
Another good reason to ditch windows.
It should have never seen the light of day...
Hi, It's depend on how you are trading, if you have no EA or automatic trading then no problem, if you open a trade and you set a stop and take profit you can stop your PC and go sleep, the stop and take profit work on the broker server.
about linux yes : https://www.mql5.com/en/articles/625
Well MT4 runs flawlessly on Linux, but MT5, unfortunately not so, it generates many errors.
I send a error log to service desk and i never got a response.
If that is the case use windows.
And by that i mean a real machine nothing virtual.
That is obvious! If the PC shuts down, the task stops half way and is thus lost. The MQL5 Cloud will restart that task on another MetaTester on another PC on the cloud!
This is also why the testing is split up into many sub-tasks and spread out over many Testers all over the Cloud!