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posted by LaminatorX on Wednesday February 26 2014, @12:30PM   Printer-friendly
from the Boot-him?-I-just-met-him! dept.

jbernardo writes:

"Having had several issues with systemd, and really not liking the philosophy behind it, I am looking into alternatives. I really prefer something that follows the Unix philosophy of using small, focused, and independent tools, with a clear interface. Unfortunately, my favourite distro, Arch Linux, is very much pro-systemd, and a discussion of alternatives is liable to get you banned for a month from their forums. There is an effort to support openrc, but it is still in its infancy and without much support.

So, what are the alternatives, besides Gentoo? Preferably binary... I'd rather have something like arch, with quick updates, cutting edge, but I've already used a lot in the past Mandrake, RedHat, SourceMage, Debian, Kubuntu, and so on, so the package format or the package management differences don't scare me."

[ED Note: I'm imagining FreeBSD sitting in the room with the all the Linux distros he mentioned being utterly ignored like Canada in Hetalia.]

 
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  • (Score: 2, Funny) by suxen on Wednesday February 26 2014, @12:38PM

    by suxen (3225) on Wednesday February 26 2014, @12:38PM (#7251)

    I am glad I am not the only one who thinks systemd is brain dead. For what it is worth, debian is planning on maintaining the existing init system as an alternative, I just couldn't believe they decided to go with systemd at all. What next GNU/NT?

    Personally I am planning my migration away from GNU/Linux which I deem too complex to audit and too compromised in terms of the nature of some of the biggest contributers for it to be assumed genuinely free from code that serves corporate interests rather than my computers or my own.

    GNU/HURD is pretty usable and I am strongly thinking of switching to it as my main computing platform. Not only does it have some fantastic features but it is still small enough to be explorable and auditable.

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  • (Score: 5, Funny) by nukkel on Wednesday February 26 2014, @02:57PM

    by nukkel (168) on Wednesday February 26 2014, @02:57PM (#7317)

    Just don't press any button during boot. It will cause a kernel panic (not kidding)!

    • (Score: 2, Funny) by jimshatt on Wednesday February 26 2014, @08:36PM

      by jimshatt (978) on Wednesday February 26 2014, @08:36PM (#7547) Journal

      Don't press any key to continue...

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 27 2014, @12:02PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 27 2014, @12:02PM (#7898)

      Yep. Nobody wants to use something that's not perfect; it's really inconvenient. I'd much rather use Windows 8.1--that's supposed to be really good, and very geek-friendly.

    • (Score: 1) by suxen on Friday February 28 2014, @08:51AM

      by suxen (3225) on Friday February 28 2014, @08:51AM (#8380)

      I wanted to test this, but I couldn't find the any key on my keyboard. Pressing any of the other keys didn't do it.

  • (Score: 1) by marcello_dl on Thursday February 27 2014, @04:03PM

    by marcello_dl (2685) on Thursday February 27 2014, @04:03PM (#8028)

    I have genode [genode.org] in my promising OSes category. If the hurd doesn't cut it for you try that. Oh and dragonflybsd with its hammer FS.