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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: -1, Troll) by Desler on Wednesday February 26 2014, @01:40PM

    by Desler (880) on Wednesday February 26 2014, @01:40PM (#7271)

    There is no real argument beyond Lennart hate and acting like the "Unix philosophy" is some sort of infallible orthodoxy.

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  • (Score: 5, Funny) by WillR on Wednesday February 26 2014, @02:50PM

    by WillR (2012) on Wednesday February 26 2014, @02:50PM (#7307)
    Heretic!

    The UNIX Way shall not be questioned. What was best for a university time-sharing system in 1974 is clearly also best for a single user laptop in 2014.
    • (Score: 1) by gawdonblue on Wednesday February 26 2014, @07:59PM

      by gawdonblue (412) on Wednesday February 26 2014, @07:59PM (#7511)

      What worked on a university time-sharing system in 1974 has worked even on laptops until now (or I couldn't be typing this). But is what is best for the single user laptop in 2014 best for everything else?

  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 26 2014, @09:11PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 26 2014, @09:11PM (#7566)
    So, asking for modular code instead of monolithic code is a bad thing? Using standard tools is a bad thing? Using standard idioms is a bad thing? When you can explain why monolithic is better than modular (maintainable, extensible, clear separation of concerns), using nonstandard tools without a proven history is better than using standard tools (before being forced on the broader community; it's fine to test in small populations first--that's how tools become standard), and which metaphor we should abandon "everything is a file/stream" for (know of a better one to structure a system around?), then I'll listen. Until then, you're just another troll without any substance.