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Arch Linux switches to systemd

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A new installation image for Arch Linux is now available that sees the distribution's default boot process switch from the previous System V implementation to systemd for booting the live system. Because of the change, initscripts are no longer available on the live system. However, the developers note that they are still installed by default, but this "is likely to change in the near future".

The move to the systemd init system was first proposed by the Linux distribution's developers in mid-August;

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