"The next version of Fedora will be the first major Linux distribution
to use the radically updated GNOME as its default desktop interface."
"Up until now Fedora used SysVinit and Upstart, but the new version uses
systemd, which is faster and more sophisticated. It can load programs
and services in parallel as the computer boots up, taking advantage of
the multiple cores in today's server processors.
Systemd can also stagger the startup of some programs until they are
required, which can quicken boot time even further. For instance, "it
will not start a Web server until the first request comes along," Smith