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I have a desktop with enough RAM and whatever else required to run Unity smoothly. My understanding is that the "suspend" option is usually for laptops.

I used it recently and when booting up, it seemed to take as long - if not longer - than a clean boot.

When and why would I use "suspend" on my desktop? What are the advantages / disadvantages?

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Suspend usually comes important in laptops when you close the lid. Its better to hibernate in case of Desktops

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