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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by hussam on Thu 6th Nov 2014 13:36 UTC
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The truth is Redhat and Debian have always been the two big players in the Linux world. (even with the popularity of archlinux, Ubuntu, mint, Gentoo, etc...)
Debian has two issues with this:
1) systemd is pure Linuxism and Debian supports different kernels.
2) They feel using something redhat came up with is making them twitch.

So yes Systemd's advantages are over inflated. Does systemd break some unix principles? definitely yes lol. Does systemd set a bad precedence? yes.

Should be care? NO!

I also need to mention that I have a giant amount of respect for Debian and I wish this petty drama would stop.

Right. We have less choice regarding init systems now with udev and logind being part of systemd. Again, should be care? No. Does it change the way we use our computers? Again, no.
I mean I'm not going miss lunch or lose sleep because I don't have much choice in what init system I have to use on my computer lol.
Why waste time arguing about this?

Edited 2014-11-06 13:53 UTC

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