The Fedora Project has released the first and only alpha version of its Fedora 14 Linux distribution, code named "Laughlin". Like so many alpha, beta and final versions of Fedora, it was released one week later than originally planned – the upshot of which was a long debate between Fedora developers resulting in the final release date for Fedora 14 being put back a week to November 2nd.
The most profound change is a behind the scenes switch to 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.
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