inconsistent use of the words "suspend" and "sleep" on the
kwwii at bootsplash.org
Mon May 8 10:23:34 BST 2006
On May 8, 2006, at 11:16 AM, Sebastian Kügler wrote:
> On Wednesday 03 May 2006 02:16, Hervé Fache wrote:
>> I will always wonder why using hibernate if the power is going to be
>> switched off! Bears don't die when hibernating, they only reduce
>> power comsumption.
>> The outcome of this reflection is that we would be better off using
>> 'suspend to memory' (who know what 'ram' is outside geekland apart
>> from the demon slayer?) and 'suspend to disk'.
> I disagree as both are technical terms (though correct).
> standby is usually a state where the system still needs some power
> (i.e. my TV
> does). Hibernate is a little more tricky, but I still think it's
> chosen well.
> It's usually a state where the sleep is longer and deeper than
> standby, at
> least that's what I connect to the words. Also, they're known from the
> Windows world already.
> What terms does OSX use here, does anyone know?
OSX only has sleep as an option. AFAIK the only time it actually
hibernates is shortly before the battery runs out of power.
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