Reboot/Restart Jargon

David Nielsen gnomeuser at
Wed Jan 25 18:10:54 UTC 2006

ons, 25 01 2006 kl. 18:00 +0000, skrev Richard Hughes:
> rovide a restart and shutdown option.
> Surely reboot is the technical term, and restart is the action?
> I would have thought we should be using "restart" throughout the distro.

Leading to many a redneck jokes about kicking computers, I referer here
to the excellent Internet helpdesk joke by Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie
as an example.

- David
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