I miss a lot the ability to hibernate that I had in Windows. I searched in this site on how to do this, and found this
thread, among other ones.
According to what I read in that thread (and some of the others), I have some questions: Why is not normally possible to hibernate in linux desktop boxes and it seems to be a posibility for laptops? Is there any alternative, like the one decribed in that thread? Are they always so risky and so difficult to set up? Does somebody know if this is being worked out by kernel/linux developers? I would be happy to know Linux will hibernate sometime in the (not so far) future, with the option being listed along with the logout/shutdown/restart options in the graphical desktops and login managers.
I suppose it should be a runlevel, so that I can even hibernate with telinit. Are there plans for any of this to be?