Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 27th Aug 2006 08:18 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ubuntu is developing the "upstart", a replacement for the init daemon, the process spawned by the kernel that is responsible for starting, supervising and stopping all other processes on the system. The article compares upstart to Solaris SMF, Apple's launchd, and initng.
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by Isolationist on Mon 28th Aug 2006 21:19 UTC
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I have managed to get my Linux box to boot in 19 seconds just by changing the order of when services are started, and putting a few of them in the background, e.g

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