Hibernate option in Shut down.
Every thought how Microsoft got the idea of having Hibernate option in Shut down menu? Microsoft would have inspired the Hibernate option from science term called ‘Hibernation.’
Yes, The word Hibernate is derived from the word Hibernation.
It’s Interesting !!. But what is Hibernation, probably 5th standard student knows this term.
As per Wiki – “Hibernation is a state of inactivity and metabolic depression in endotherms” (Endotherms means animals that are dependent on or capable of the internal generation of heat). Hibernation is observed in animals that live in cold areas. During this state, animals go into deep sleep for several days, weeks or months depending on the species, temperature, time of year and individual’s body condition. The function of hibernation is to protect from cold and to conserve energy during a period when sufficient food is unavailable. In hibernation, the animal’s body temperature is decreased. Breathing and heart rates slow down. Once animals come back after hibernation, they will start their routine activity, say, searching for food.
In Computer Language
Once you select Hibernate option, it saves all the open documents and running applications to the hard disk and shuts down the computer. That means once your computer is in Hibernate mode, it uses zero power. Once you turn on the computer, it will resume everything where you left off. Selecting hibernate mode is useful, when you want to Shutdown the computer for a long time but you don’t want to close the applications that you are currently working on. Hibernate option is extremely helpful when you want to turn off the computer without losing work during a power cut or low charging left in a battery in case of a laptop. You can hibernate the computer for days, weeks or even for months.