Shut down times
Amedee Van Gasse (Ubuntu)
amedee-ubuntu at amedee.be
Mon Mar 30 13:32:06 UTC 2009
On Sun, March 29, 2009 13:33, Thorny wrote:
> I don't understand the people's objection to clicking more than once, I
> don't know from where they get their experience, you can't shut a Windows
> box down without clicking more than once. That is, unless you use the
> power switch and is isn't recommend there any more than it is here.
Actually, the power switch on modern computers doesn't switch it off
immediately. It gives a signal to the operating system to shut down. I
think this is done with ACPI, but I'm not an expert in this matter.
Windows as well as Linux respond to this signal with a proper shutdown
sequence. You can even configure that it doesn't shutdown, but goes to
suspend or standby.
Only when you press the power button longer than a couple of seconds, then
you really cut the power like in the old days.
All of this may of course be irrelevant for older computers that don't
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