Re: The good, the bad, the insane

On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 9:50 AM, Martin Häsler
<martin haesler googlemail com> wrote:
> On 05/27/11 17:12, Owen Taylor wrote:
>> On Fri, 2011-05-27 at 08:53 -0700, Diego Fernandez wrote:
>>> Well then couldn't there just be a 'Power Off' and 'Suspend' option in
>>> the menu then?  That doesn't seem too confusing... Suspend = "I'll be
>>> back in a bit and want to get back to what I was doing".  Power Off =
>>> "I'm done for a while and just want to turn the computer off".  Of
>>> course the power off option should follow current behaviour of asking
>>> wether one wants to power off or restart.
>> OK, let's assume the user gets that distinction clear in their mind.
>> Do they then realize that Suspend is a quite reasonable thing (*) to do
>> when "back in a bit" means "tomorrow"? Usually, no, they don't.
>> - Owen
>> (*) I'm willing to say that turning your computer off at the wall
>>     every night is *also* reasonable for certain users, but if you
>>     crunch the numbers it's spending a lot of time for something that
>>     isn't very high on anybody's carbon footprint..
> Please feel free to crunch the numbers, because I've got not idea, what
> you are talking of.
> Also a computer takes < 10 seconds to power off, how is that a lot of time ?
> And of course it is not reasonable at all to suspend when back in a bit
> means tomorrow.
> That is a waste of energy and money.
> martin


I just don't see how having the two options on the menu creates any
problems or confusion or anything really, I do however see a huge
problem with hiding such a basic function as shutting down.

Diego Fernandez - 爱国

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