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I had been downloading the iso for Debian linux tonight and I was hoping to have it done downloading by about 11pm (just under an hour away). So I left the torrent running and went to watch the television. I locked the screen leaving a screensaver making it quite clear not to touch the machine at all. My younger brother in his finite wisdom decided to ignore the message and upon seeing the password request and the large warning he clicked on start new session(something i told him not to do). He then logged in as normal only to type that I am stupid in a Open Office document. This would not normally bother me but upon seeing it I assumed he had logged out and stopped my download meaning i couldn't install the new distro tonight.
It turned out that linux has a great feature and when it starts a new session it doesn't close the old one merely opens it in a new place. Following a helpful hint from KDE told me this i was very happy as i learned that my download had been proceeding silently in the background.
That is a great feature and I would like to thank whoever created it.