inconsistent use of the words "suspend" and "sleep" on the deskto p

Josué Alcalde González josuealcalde at
Tue May 9 13:29:40 BST 2006

El mar, 09-05-2006 a las 09:26 +0200, André Rüdiger escribió:
> Hello List!
> I'd suggest using the terms suspend2disk/suspend2ram/suspend2*
> internally since it describes cleary what it does from a technically
> point of view.
> I think we shoud reconsider what we show to the user. I think the user
> doesn't care if the computer sleeps/suspends/stands by/* to disk or
> ram or whatever. He just wants it to have a break. Why not let
> power-manager (or other app) decide what to do: on battery ->
> suspend2disk, on AC -> suspend2ram? I think Joe Avaerage doesn't
> slelect hibernate/suspend/* - he just closes the lid...
> Any thoughts?
> Greetings - André
> Sorry for the bad 'English' ;)

I think sleep and hibernate are the best because they have not any
technical word and they are good metaphor.
And I don't now why using suspend, suspend2ram or suspend2disk would be

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