Originally Posted by binary_0011
yeah, I wondered the same thing when i just recently dived into Slackware
I guess what timmeke and alienDog are trying to say is that telinit is a cleaner and neater solution. Running more than one init process is not nescessary and may confuse things in a ps analysis. But nevertheless, both have the same effect and you can use init is you want.
I still prefer the init system in FreeBSD over sysv or any other Linux init system for that matter. But Linux still has many advantages over FreeBSD for desktop computing. And Slackware feels the most like FreeBSD so far. Which is maybe why I'm starting to like it at the moment.