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systemd fallacies

2014-02-25 16:37:34.685833+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

The systemd fallacy. I've been reading a couple of things about systemd and why it's a bad idea. For years I've been a Debian and then Ubuntu user. Unity was bad enough, but with those two headed towards systemd I'm really in the "okay, time to find a new Linux distribution" camp.

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#Comment Re: made: 2014-02-25 18:15:45.066334+00 by: Ben Williams

If you want the pro viewpoint I think Russ Allbery "won" the Debian technical committee discussion with this post.

As for alternative distributions, your options are getting pretty narrow. Systemd is now the current or future init for Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, RHEL, openSUSE, and Arch. I think your most mainstream options are down to Gentoo or Slackware.

#Comment Re: made: 2014-02-25 18:56:33.161932+00 by: Dan Lyke


Mostly I'm trying to simplify my computing experience. I keep finding that I have to change scripts I've written and depend on to account for yet another freakin' layer of abstraction. I've fought the boot speed issue on some embedded devices, and have occasionally pondered "what would it take to just run a BusyBox based laptop".

And if Gnome Keyring somehow gets installed on my (or Charlene's) system and fucks up my keychain one more time... There will be violence.