In some states, an adult is legally required to provide ID to any cop who asks - it's actually illegal to walk down the street without a driver's license (or non-driver's ID). We seem to have little regard for the Constitution.
You would be incorrect.
There is for example an unresolved bug in ubuntu 8.10 which has bit me severly. It relates to total failure of sleep/hibernate and all that wonderful functionality on pci-e boxes.
Are you saying that all my laptops with pci-e video chipsets should be failing to suspend? Suspend and hibernate have worked fine on all my laptops for many years with Ubuntu, 8.10 or otherwise.
And no I won't provide the link to the bug, find it yourself on launchpad [launchpad.net] (I believe that is the correct access point)
It might be worth looking for the bug if you are more specific about the problem since there certainly isn't a suspend problem with every pci-e equipped machine.
And while uptimes are great, I often need to shut my box down so as to avoid cooking the occupants of my small apartment because it gets so bloody hot in here (26-27+`Celcius) in the middle of a Canadian winter with the heating set at 22.
The only thing that I dislike after resuming from a suspend is waiting for the damned wifi to connect. Resume takes 2-3 seconds or less. Reconnecting sometimes seems to take forever, especially in busy apartment complexes with 20+ aps in range.
Memory fault -- brain fried