[ltp] the purpose or advantage of suspend and hibernation

Dennis D. Jensen linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Wed, 19 Nov 2003 05:35:23 -0800 (PST)

Hello laptop-fellows,

What is the purpose or advantage of suspend and

I realize it is a bit funny or odd question, but I've
rarely seen anyone questioning it.

There is even many variations of suspend: suspend to
ram, suspend to disk, etc. What is it about?

Why not just shutdown and boot again when needed? It
doesn't take _that_ long, unless of course you run a
fashionable GUI Desktop (I don't).

What are the advantages? Under what circumstances will
they prove useful or perhaps even necessary? Do they
save power or something like that? Nay! How can they
compared to shutting down of powering off!?

Disadvantages? Right now I cannot see the
advantages... A couple of common sense comments could
help out here, please.

Best regards,
Dennis Decker Jensen

(concatenate 'string "den" "den" "jen"
             "@" "yahoo" "." "dk")

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