Hey, thanks for the reply.
By sleep, either would be fine, although I prefer whichever is quicker.
I'm not too sure that suspend to disk works on my Thinkpad though. From what I've heard, the BIOS needs its own partition to hibernate or something like that. Or I could be completely wrong, of course.
Yes, I do realize that I have a miniscule amount of RAM. The max the Thinkpad takes is 512. I ordered two 256mb Kingston RAM sticks, but they did not work in my Thinkpad. It takes PC100, and seems to be really finicky with PC133, which was what the sticks I bought were. Sigh... looks like eBay for me.
I'm currently back to Windows XP
I needed VPN to work correctly for my school's network, and as I stated before, my Cisco VPN is broken now. I think it may have be due to a kernel update.
I've done a little more research on the Thinkpad, and I hear APM works... so so.
Any difference between using ACPI and APM?