I'm not calling the benefits of hybrid sleep into question, I'm pondering the usability of the screenshot posted to start this thread, and offering up my suggestions on how to fix what I see as wrong.If you don't know benefit of hibryd sleep and you don't need it you don't need comment in this thread...
I guess I didn't make myself clear on two counts;
1) Hybrid-sleep is, in fact, an entirely opaque term to people who aren't computer experts. Even offering such a thing to users is bad karma. Most users won't know the difference between hybrid-sleep and hibernate, and they shouldn't need to
2) Read the joel article I linked - it clarifies that giving users *this exact choice* is bad for usability. Carputers should be trivially simple to use, for all the reasons this thread's original author outlined here
Thereby validating my stance, because linuxice already boots faster than that. Saving power is good: drawing absolutely zero is better.15-20sec "boot" time
I have a pretty beefy machine at home, and putting it to hibernate takes a really freaking long time because no matter which way you bend it, writing 4G of ram to disk and reading it back takes a long time.
1-2W is still sucking a bunch of electricities, depending on your worldview. There's people concerned on another thread here about a device drawing one five-hundredth of that. My sheeva draws an almighty 5W when it's going full-tilt, and way way less when it's doing nothing.LOW power consumption (1-2W)
But you are right in that I know very little about power saving.