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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 26 2014, @09:25PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 26 2014, @09:25PM (#7571)
    Your post is typical troll. You make a conclusion, but support it with handwaving. Why would including many basic components into a single piece of software be desireable? That tends to reduce maintainability and extensibility. Monolithic vs modular. You say it has several features (which ones do you care about? other systems all have features too ;)). You say it fixes "ancient init problems". Which ones? You say systemd is the best because.... and we're back to "it has features!" Would it be software without any features at all? You say it has problems. What are some examples? You say it has killer features. Well then, that's clearly better than just having features, despite not mentioning a single example. And why can't I ignore it? You give a grand total of zero reasons. The rest of your post is the same handwaving, over and over. There's not a SINGLE example of a concrete pro or con in your ENTIRE post. You're just a shill.