[in the news] First pre-release version of Fedora 14

Kara Schiltz kschiltz at redhat.com
Tue Aug 24 15:48:56 UTC 2010

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First pre-release version of Fedora 14

The Fedora Project has released the first and only alpha version of its 
Fedora 14 Linux distribution, code named "Laughlin".


The most profound change 
<http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/systemd> is a behind the scenes 
switch to systemd <http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd>, an 
alternative to sysvinit and upstart released in May 
Lately Fedora has been using upstart to launch the system and services, 
but has continued to use sysvinit scripts. The current state of systemd 
development and background information on the state of integration into 
Fedora is summarised by Lennart Poettering, the main developer behind 
systemd, in a post on his blog 
<http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/systemd-update.html>. In discussions 
on systemd on LWN-net, he has stated <http://lwn.net/Articles/401441/> 
that faster booting is just one of many objectives for systemd – some 
systems boot significantly faster with systemd, whereas others see 
little difference.

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