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Re: Announcing LHCP - Linux Hardware Compatibility Project

tor, 01 02 2007 kl. 10:07 -0500, skrev Christopher Aillon:
> Benny Amorsen wrote:
> >>>>>> "RH" == Richard Hughes <hughsient gmail com> writes:
> > 
> > RH> On Thu, 2007-02-01 at 01:21 +0100, Enrico Scholz wrote:
> >>>  'suspend-to-disk' and 'suspend-to-ram' are much more descriptives
> >>> 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 
> out:
> 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

- David Nielsen

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