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Comment Sleep / Hibernate (Score 1) 975

You have just described the concept behind hibernate (suspend to disk) and sleep (suspend to memory).
I have not "booted up" in over 6 months now; I updated my kernel 6 months ago.
The time from opening the lid to being able to use it is under 5 seconds.
There should be no reason why the same can't be done for desktops.

Real computer scientists like having a computer on their desk, else how could they read their mail?