[Icon-Naming-Spec] New icons proposal
hughsient at gmail.com
Tue May 6 05:12:49 PDT 2008
On Tue, 2008-05-06 at 13:58 +0200, Patryk Zawadzki wrote:
> Hibernate is a special case of suspend.
It's really not. Hibernate takes a few minutes, and allows you to power
down. Suspend takes a few seconds and cannot be powered down. These are
important differences that users _do_ understand.
These might seem technical differences, but they are very important.
> The latter is either suspend
> to ram or suspend to disk. system-suspend-hibernate provides a nice
> fallback scheme where system-hibernate does not.
Right, so you're talking about hybrid suspend/hibernate. If you want to
expose that, then I would argue just do hybrid when you want to
hibernate (if available) in the UI, as resume from hibernate takes a few
seconds, not a minute or so, as long as you don't power down. You never
want to do hibernate if hybrid is supported, there's just no point.
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