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What is Upstart?

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Originally created for use in Ubuntu, Upstart is suitable for deployment in all Linux distributions as an alternative to the System-V init.

Follow along as Scott James Remnant, Upstart designer, explains what Upstart is and why it’s important to both the end user and developer.

Linux Pro Magazine: Can introduce yourself and explain what your relation to Upstart is?

Scott James Remnant: My name’s Scott James Remnant, I’m a software developer for Ubuntu and member of the Ubuntu Technical Board; having previously been a member of the Debian Project before joining Canonical back in 2004. I designed and have been developing the Upstart init daemon for the last few years.

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