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|Originally Published: Wednesday, 19 April 2000||Author: Joseph Kordish|
|Published to: news_learn_firststep/Firststep News||Page: 1/1 - [Std View]|
Penguin Magazine: System V Init
Derived from AT&T's "System V" Unix, the Linux init process is designed to control the startup and shutdown of system services, or "daemons." Similar to Safe Mode in Windows 95/98, the init process allows for different startup configurations or "runlevels.