The only thing I'm concerned about regarding this deal is how this will change Java. The way I see it, one of two things will happen: One, current Oracle staff will manage the Java platform development and bad things will happen (all sorts of bad things could happen). Two, Oracle will deem Java an unprofitable product and will spin off a free software foundation, the likes of Mozilla or Apache.
I will pull my own through walls and punch down jack panels, but crimping RJ45s is a loser.
Why would anyone want to use screen?
I totally agree. Suspend to disk or "hybernate" allows for considerably faster boot times... if your hardware supports it.
Alternatively the Core Boot project seems like an intriguing possibility for fast boots by overwriting the factory BIOS with an optimized OS specific boot loader:
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