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Re: KSplice in Fedora?



On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 1:44 AM, Frank Schmitt <ich frank-schmitt net> wrote:
Kevin Kofler <kevin kofler chello at> writes:

> Bill McGonigle wrote:
>> The parenthetical is the actual reason people don't like to reboot and
>> may ignore security updates.  Boot times are trivial in comparison to
>> restoring one's application state, for anything beyond the most trivial
>> of use cases.
>
> The average home user turns his/her computer off when going to sleep, so
> he/she reboots at least once per day. Heck, even I do that. Leaving my
> computer running when I sleep wastes power and makes me sleep badly
> (probably because of the noise from the fans, though I don't exclude
> electromagnetic waves possibly having to do with it as well (but no, I
> don't use tinfoil hats or similar nonsense ;-) )). Home users with record
> uptimes are a small minority, even if there are probably many of those on
> this list.

I think most people hibernate or suspend when they go to sleep.

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Since hibernate has been broken for the last three releases of Fedora, I do suspend to RAM. I wish hibernate worked though. Either way, I don't like rebooting and I think something like this would be great. Most the people I do know, even non-techies, generally either suspend or hibernate the machine since they don't want to wait for the system to start up. 

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