tor, 01 02 2007 kl. 10:07 -0500, skrev Christopher Aillon:
Benny Amorsen wrote:
>>>>>> "RH" == Richard Hughes <hughsient(a)gmail.com>
> RH> On Thu, 2007-02-01 at 01:21 +0100, Enrico Scholz wrote:
>>> 'suspend-to-disk' and 'suspend-to-ram' are much more
>>> names and more consistent with rest of system (/sys/power/state).
> RH> And how many joe-average Linux users know what the contents of
> RH> /sys/power/state is? Also, my girlfriend has no concept of what
> RH> "ram" is, and why it should be faster than "disk".
> RH> She does understand the speed difference between suspend and
> RH> hibernate.
> I don't think I'll ever be able to remember which of suspend and
> hibernate means suspend-to-disk. Perhaps its easier for native English
> speakers, or perhaps I need my brain fixed.
Then use the English dictionary to learn that hibernate is what some
animals, e.g. bears as a long sleep over the winter, thus is considered
a longer sleep.
Or, use a mnemonic device of some sort to help. For example, spell them
Suspend <-- shorter (less letters)
Hibernate <-- longer (more letters)
Suspend takes the shorter time, and is RAM, and hibernate takes longer
to do, thus suspend to disk.
A problem you are overlooking is that the whole suspend, hibernate,
sleep thing doesn't translate well at all. I had the (dis)pleasure of
translating gnome-power-manager and you end up trying to convey slight
technical differences in languages which sometimes don't have direct
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