I use Linux Mint 17.3 x64. Is it possible to make linux remember state of all opened applications and terminals so after shutdown/restart of my machine, all mentioned would open in same position and state?

Does it make difference if I dual-boot Windows (two physically different disks) and persist that state between using Windows/Linux?

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    It sounds like what you want is hibernation, which is categorically separate from shutting down and restarting. However, it does allow you to power the machine down completely and to boot a dual-boot OS in the interim, without losing any local state. – Tom Hunt Feb 24 '16 at 19:29
  • @TomHunt I've actually disabled hibernation completely, because I've read that it's really REALLY not recommended as linux shouldn't be hibernated at all. It was official tutorial on mints site, i think. I believe earlier releases od ubuntu/mint had something like session persistance butit was disabled. I want it back :( – Ketus Feb 24 '16 at 20:25
  • The kernel and all major window managers support hibernation quite well for many years now; just try it. I can't believe that any halfway recent distri would be an exception here and I guess you misunderstood something. – Murphy Feb 24 '16 at 22:01
  • I use hibernation routinely; it's how I access my dual-boot. Either the information is outdated, or Mint is. (I don't really recommend Mint anyway; my distro is Arch, which supports hibernation without any difficulty at all.) – Tom Hunt Feb 24 '16 at 22:13
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    There's no reason not to use hibernation. A decade ago it was often buggy, but these days it pretty much just works. A statement like “Linux shouldn't be hibernated” is hogwash. – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Feb 24 '16 at 22:58

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