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Oct 05, 2009, 15:03 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"Features
Of course, the first thing you want to know is the feature list. You will be surprised to see the number of features that have been added to 9.10. There are a few cases where some of the features are major changes to the distribution as a whole. Let's take a look and see.

"Upstart: Upstart replaces the /sbin/init daemon which handles the starting of services during the boot process.

"Boot process: A brand new boot process has been worked in to make the boot of Ubuntu even faster than it was in 9.04. It is. The boot process for Linux is getting scary fast. Figure 1 shows the new Ubuntu boot screen. The goal of the 10 second start up is growing ever within reach."

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