Bravo for Nigel and Suspend2!
Posted Jul 29, 2005 1:19 UTC (Fri) by cthulhu
Parent article: A pair of suspend2 patches
Whenever I see a suspend2 article, I have to say *something* because I think it's great.
I have been using suspend2 for quite a while, now. It works much better in the 2.6 kernel than in the 2.4.
Yes, it is very useful, almost essential, for laptops, and I have it installed on my Linux laptop. However, I use it most often with my desktop system. Before suspend existed, I'd leave my system on all the time because I didn't want to lose all my existing state. Now, I just hibernate, and I save *all* my desktop (and obviously machine) state, and AC power as well.
Linux does a fantastic job with servers, and I would never speak against the need for server functionality. But if we want it to really succeed on the desktop, I believe we absolutely *require* good, reliable hibernation functionality.
Anyway, just my 2 cents.
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