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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, Informative) by Grishnakh on Wednesday February 26 2014, @08:30PM

    by Grishnakh (2831) on Wednesday February 26 2014, @08:30PM (#7540)

    No, it's more like "I wanted to change the volume control widget, but I also realized I wanted to be able to control that widget remotely so that I could manage a whole cluster of MP3 players easily. This required an entirely new architecture rather than making a crude hack onto something that was never designed for this."

    systemd does a lot more than the old sysvinit ever did. For remotely-administered servers and embedded systems, these features are a boon.

    Also, other UNIXes have had more modern init systems for ages.

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