Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 17th Mar 2007 00:26 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu During my 8 years of Linux on and off usage I have tried more distros than I have chocolate bars. Each one of my previous encounters meant that I had to spend at least 2 days configuring before I have a desktop that I was somewhat comfortable with. With Ubuntu Feisty Fawn's latest test beta --for the first time ever-- this was not the case. I was up and running with all the niceties I wanted within 2 hours.
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RE[2]: Upstart
by Darkelve on Mon 19th Mar 2007 09:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Upstart"
Darkelve
Member since:
2006-02-06

In short, it's an event-driven replacement for (sysv)init.

From http://upstart.ubuntu.com/

"Upstart is an event-based replacement for the /sbin/init daemon which handles starting of tasks and services during boot, stopping them during shutdown and supervising them while the system is running.

It was originally developed for the Ubuntu distribution, but is intended to be suitable for deployment in all Linux distributions as a replacement for the venerable System-V init."

It's got a lot of advantages, but the one that I'm concerned most about is: it should give faster boot time B)

Edited 2007-03-19 09:18

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RE[3]: Upstart
by Eugenia on Mon 19th Mar 2007 09:30 in reply to "RE[2]: Upstart"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

As I already wrote in the article, ubuntu starts much faster than in older versions.

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RE[4]: Upstart
by Darkelve on Mon 19th Mar 2007 09:42 in reply to "RE[3]: Upstart"
Darkelve Member since:
2006-02-06

"As I already wrote in the article, ubuntu starts much faster than in older versions."

Yes, but what I wanted to know is whether this is thanks to Upstart (meaning: upstart is the default), or because of other improvements to the boot process (meaning: upstart is not the default).

And aside from the boot time, upstart is supposed to have other advantages such as when working with removable devices.

Edited 2007-03-19 09:44

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