Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Dec 2006 20:07 UTC, submitted by Philipp Esselbach
Linspire Freespire 2.0 Alpha2 (1.1.73) is now available for download. "Merged Upstart boot scripts, improved boot time noticed; updated ATI Drivers to current version; enhanced Nvidia support; added knetworkmanager; and much more."
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upstart is a big new feature
by SEJeff on Fri 8th Dec 2006 21:47 UTC
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This is actually somewhat big news that freespire is adopting Ubuntu's upstart:

If Canonical keeps up the great work and continues improving upstart, we might have a true SysV init replacement. It would be interesting to see if Fedora is considering using upstart also.

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RE: upstart is a big new feature
by jimveta on Sat 9th Dec 2006 09:07 UTC in reply to "upstart is a big new feature"
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Cool! I wasn't going to download the alphas, but now I think I am upon that news. One major turnoff for me in using Linspire/Freespire (and Xandros and Suse and others) was the loooong boot time compared to Windows, Solaris and smaller distros like Zen. Ubuntu 6.10 was very refreshing in this regard for a mainstream distro.

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deanlinkous Member since:

I hate to add a comment to this attention lacking thread...but...

My boot time is still like 1:46 seconds, it is better but not amazing IMO.

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Hasta luego
by sb56637 on Sat 9th Dec 2006 02:41 UTC
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Goodbye and good riddance, SysV init!!

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by REMF on Sat 9th Dec 2006 13:13 UTC
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openLinspire doesn't appear to be generating a great deal of community interest, despite being listed on distrowatch and articled here, it has generated a grand total of three comments in the 24+ hours since the article was posted.

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by JPisini on Sun 10th Dec 2006 00:32 UTC
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I can't wait to play with this one.

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by deanlinkous on Sun 10th Dec 2006 21:08 UTC
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I am glad to see them finally start to do things a bit more "normal" lets hope it continues.

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