Linked by jessesmith on Wed 5th Nov 2014 10:39 UTC
Linux Over the past year I've been reading a lot of opinions on the new init technology, systemd. Some people think systemd is wonderful, the bee's knees. Others claim that systemd is broken by design. Some see systemd as a unifying force, a way to unite the majority of the Linux distributions. Others see systemd as a growing blob that is slowly becoming an overly large portion of the operating system. One thing that has surprised me a little is just how much people care about systemd, whether their opinion of the technology is good or bad. People in favour faithfully (and sometimes falsely) make wonderful claims about what systemd is and what it can supposedly do. Opponents claim systemd will divide the Linux community and drive many technical users to other operating systems. There is a lot of hype and surprisingly few people presenting facts.
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RE: Comment by spiderman
by jessesmith on Wed 5th Nov 2014 13:36 UTC in reply to "Comment by spiderman"
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Actually, you can have both systemd and SysV installed at the same time and have them both work. Obviously they don't _run_ at the same time, but you can set them up so you can switch back and forth. Since systemd is mostly compatible with SysV scripts, it is possible to maintain SysV init and just switch to running sysetmd when you want to. Chances are the only people who want to do that are testers and systemd developers, but let's not pretend there is somethign special about init that prevents you from installnig multiple implmentations.

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