Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th May 2011 18:59 UTC, submitted by fran
Gnome Something's - once again - brewing within the GNOME project. While a mere suggestion for now, and by no means any form of official policy, influential voices within the GNOME project are arguing that GNOME should become a full-fledged Linux-based operating system, and that the desktop environment should drop support for other operating systems such as Solaris and the BSDs. I have a feeling this isn't going to go down well with many of our readers.
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RE[5]: Sad but inevitable
by pfgbsd on Sat 21st May 2011 18:02 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Sad but inevitable"
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You clearly have no idea what systemd is all about. It's not just a neat replacement for init like upstart but a serious attempt to massively parallelize daemon startup, introduce a nanny for the daemons, reduce the clutter from all the bash scripts in /etc/init.d and much more.

Fortunately MacOS X is a BSD camp and wont follow suit but I wish you luck pushing such brilliant ideas into Windows then.

systemd is heavily inspired by Apple's launchd which has replaced everything from rc.d to cron.d in MacOS since 10.4.

Which was ported to FreeBSD and lives happily in the ports tree, should anyone really need it.

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