So, I have my Pi, and based on some posts here, am installing Raspbmc.
I have a nice powerstrip that senses current through the "main" outlet (my TV), and will switch off some of the outlet if there is no current flowing (shut down say my DVD player and game machine if there's no TV turned on to show video on).
As a Linux device, how would the Pi react to this sort of a shutdown? Part of me thinks the distro is so stripped that there shouldn't be too many filesystem issues. Part of me thinks this is just asking for problems some day.
Is there a better Distro for unclean poweroffs, or do I need to remember to shut it down every single time? Since Raspbian is full Debian, I'd say no to it, but what about, say, OpenElec? And my area gets way to frequent blackouts/brownouts so even if I'm a good boy I may get zapped by random power events.
And yes, I know it's a low power drain device, but if it's unused, that's still wasted electricity.