Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Mar 2013 16:13 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Mark Shuttleworth: "I simply have zero interest in the crowd who wants to be different. Leet. 'Linux is supposed to be hard so it's exclusive' is just the dumbest thing that a smart person could say." He's right. Lots of interesting insights in this blog post - I may not agree with everything Ubuntu does, but at least it's doing something.
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Soulbender
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With upstart, if you start dbus, every service which can use dbus which is installed will start


No, that's not how upstart works. Only those services that has been configured to depend on dbus will start with dbus. It does exactly what a service management system is supposed to do: it manages services.

for instance every service can be managed directly, so its RAM and CPU use is configured as it is initiated.


Upstart can do this too. It's called ulimit and it's been around for ages.

Further, each can have their own /tmp which is one of the leading causes of security issues on a Unix system.


a) that can be done trivially without systemd
b) shared /tmp is not a leading source of security issues in Unix, insecurely created files are.

Further, systemd isn't just a simple init, they are integrating the entire core.


And that's one of the main problems with systemd. It does too much and integrates too many things, like suggesting that GNOME has systemd as a dependency. Welcome to stupid design 101.

The only good thing about systemd is that it obsoletes SysV init.

although few want to sign a CLA for the Ubuntu stuff and none of that is being adopted outside Ubuntu because of this.


Really. CLA seems to work fine for Apache, JQuery, Node etc etc. I don't see any lack of uptake for those projects.

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