Desktop Linux As It Should Be

December 21, 2005 opensource 1 min read

I’ve been running Linux for a little over 3 years now. For the most part, it has been a very pleasant journey. Frustrating at times, but overall, pleasant.

I recently passed a major landmark: For the first time, in 3 years, I can do everything with my laptop in Linux that I was able to do with Windows! One of my biggest frustations as a mobile Linux user was the inability to suspend and resume. I’ve been reading about success stories from the hard-core Linux hackers for a while, but I’ve never actually been able to get it to work. In the past, I’ve gotten it to hibernate and resume in text mode, but X always seemed to cause problems. But, thanks to a little script called hibernate (not the Java ORM), and a wonderful guy named Matthias Hensler who created RPMs and some nice instructions, my laptop is happily hibernating and resuming, all with a pretty little splash image.

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avatar of Brandon Keepers I am Brandon Keepers, and I work at GitHub on making Open Source more approachable, effective, and ubiquitous. I tend to think like an engineer, work like an artist, dream like an astronaut, love like a human, and sleep like a baby.