Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 1st Oct 2003 23:09 UTC
General Development OSNews was the first news magazine to break the story on Gnome's Seth Nickell effort to replace the Init system. Soon, it became confusing to many readers as to if Seth is planning to completely replace the Init system or simply "bridge" it. We had a chat with Seth and discussed about his plans on the project (which is a personal project so far) and for Storage, an exciting project which aims to replace the traditional filesystem with a new database-based document store.
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Mac OS X/Darwin
by Randall Wood on Sat 4th Oct 2003 19:40 UTC

Using Mac OS X and Linux daily, I have noticed that the Mac OS X 10.2 SystemStarter is much faster than the Linux init system. SystemStarter builds a dependency tree and then runs everything it can in parallel, starting items dependent on a previous item only if the first item ran correctly. Mac OS X 10.1 ran everything sequentually and at about the speed of the Linux init system.

The Mac OS X SystemStarter is not graphical, it just usally starts graphically if the user wants it, but does not need to do so. No reason this should behave the same way.