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: Complexity
by dbolgheroni on Thu 6th Nov 2014 00:17 UTC in reply to "Complexity"
dbolgheroni
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And considering sys.tar.gz from OpenBSD's FTP has only 20 MB, you can see how insane they got.

As almost all software gets bloated, I'm always looking for well-designed, less bloated software. It's not uncommon today to see software with orders of magnitude of difference in size with basically the same functionality.

Again, insane.

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