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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It isn't about choice
by randomshinichi on Wed 5th Nov 2014 21:05 UTC
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The author of this article forgot that before systemd, we never had a choice anyway. And that was never a problem. Nobody complained.

Now that it is possible to have a choice in init systems people are complaining, but most distros are right in making only one init system available because it deeply affects everything. You might as well make two separate distros. And who wants to spend the effort when one is clearly better than the other?

Edited 2014-11-05 21:06 UTC

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