posted by Thom Holwerda on Sat 9th Feb 2008 23:45 UTC, submitted by irbis
Icon"Because the traditional System V init daemon (SysVinit) does not deal well with modern hardware, including hotplug devices, USB hard and flash drives, and network-mounted filesystems, Ubuntu replaced it with the Upstart init daemon. Several other replacements for SysVinit are also available. One of the most prominent, initng, is available for Debian and runs on Ubuntu. Solaris uses SMF and Mac OS uses launchd. Over time, Ubuntu will likely come to incorporate features of each of these systems into Upstart."
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