I believe and and are three names for the same thing. Currently questions are split between the tags.

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    Be careful though: standby is the general term for a standby mode that not only computers have (monitors, external hardware, etc.), but they don't have a "sleep" or "suspend" option. – slhck Aug 3 '11 at 21:32
  • @slhck: True, but all the questions under standby are currently about computers. – Mechanical snail Aug 3 '11 at 21:33
  • Okay, perfect, then that's what I meant by being "careful" :) (and thanks for helping clean up the tags!) – slhck Aug 3 '11 at 21:34

This is . As slhck pointed out, each one of these tags has a different meaning and connotation, and are used differently. Standby is different than sleep, for example.

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