Bug#292479: ITP: kernel-patch-swsusp2 -- software suspend 2 for linux kernel patch
Software Suspend allows the computer to hibernate by saving the
contents of memory to disk and powering done. When the computer...
Any number of features in Linux could be compared to some feature
present in other operating systems, but I don't think it's necessary.
> Software Suspend is most easily described as the Linux equivalent of
> Windows' hibernate functionality. It saves the contents of memory to
> disk and powers down. When the computer is started up again, it
> reloads the contents and the user can continue from where they left
> off. No documents need to be reloaded or applications reopened and
> the process is much faster than a normal shutdown and start up.