Security: gnome-screensaver VS. switch user

erikmccaskey64 erikmccaskey64 at
Mon Feb 14 00:30:58 UTC 2011

People "usually" suspend their laptop, so that they can continue their work when they open the laptop. OK!

Two choices [GNOME]:  

1 - Menu -> Shut Down -> Suspend
in this case, the gnome-screensaver locks the PC. but the gnome-screensaver is just a "normal process", and it could be killed e.g.:
or using any method [video was just an example!!].

2 - Menu -> Log out -> Switch user -> Suspend
in this case, the GDM [???] protects the user [i mean it locks the PC from other users]

Which one is more secure/safer?

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