This week one of the more interesting WSL mentions is proof-of-concept work on using systemd within Windows Subsystem for Linux. Well known Ubuntu developers Didier Roche and Jean Baptiste Lallement of Canonical’s desktop team mentioned among their WSL work recently was “PoC of systemd on WSL at startup of an instance.“
I’m sure nobody will be unhappy with systemd making its way to WSL.
There was, and I may still have one in the basement. a “Pentium Overdrive” chip that would work just fine on those old boards.
systemd remains an absolute abortion. I have one machine that, for the life of me, cannot figure out what happens when it boots up after a power failure. networking? ssh? Controlled by systemd? Something else? Try to figure out how systemd’s archane, cryptic commands work – not easy! What used to be simple before systemd is now not simple. Startup scripts that worked for 20 years no longer work. Simple shell scripts that guarded against buffer overflows are now replaced with C programs with no buffer overflow protection. Whahhh???