Last week I drove up to Vancouver to get a new visa. Lovely city. I staid in the downtown area, and was able to walk everywhere - which is a good thing, because finding a place to park is hard (although not impossible).
There was a bit of waiting involved, and I made good use of my time by writing a small sample - to be posted soon. But as I was going in and out of my hotel room, to look up directions, take notes about cool stuff I'd seen, upload snapshots from my cell phone to my tablet device (I forgot to take my camera along), I found that Hibernate is a very, very cool feature.
In short, if you choose Hibernate from the Shut Down options, the computer saves your memory contents to disk and shuts down to conserve battery. But it also makes startup much faster than a regular boot-up as well - all your programs are already loaded in memory, with your documents open. I love how it saves time.
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