@fribbledom I get what you're trying to do (and I'm cool with that) but why do you gotta promote systemd.
@fribbledom You should write Systemd+Linux, because slash may be interpreted as if Systemd and Linux were interchangeable. ~
@squeakypancakes Except for the jump in how tech savvy you need to be when compared to e.g. Linux Mint.
I had to learn way more than I wanted about the system in order to switch to Void.
@Asimech I've never used Void it was just one I could think of that people seem to like. Artix is no more difficult to use than Manjaro.
@squeakypancakes Haven't tried Manjaro, but I should really check Artix then.
Thank you for pointing that out.
I only see people hating systemd, so how come it is so widespread? What are the advantages?
It makes it easier to supervise and control services/processes and parallelized job execution (state & logging).
It provides a uniform, distribution-independent interface to various system functions.
It does a whole lot of things, really, and its monolithic design is a frequent point of criticism.
It also relieves distributions from reinventing the wheel in several places, which is probably why it's seeing widespread adoption.
@fribbledom @Mopsi systemd, just like pulseaudio or avahi is a project designed by Lennart Poettering, to provide an integrated solution for managing services from boot. It's an homogenized and redesigned replacement of wheels from UNIX that were already reimplemented or ported to Linux from the 90's. It's popular because it provided a complete set of tools ( many parts are optional ) covering most Linux users needs in various environments.
Thank you for all those answers! I was a bit afraid to get a reply like "there are no advantages, systemd is the devil" 😅
No, quite the contrary in my view. There are many benefits to systemd and the criticism is a bit overblown.
@Mopsi It does the job of several pieces of software so distro maintainers only need to update and test a new version of systemd.
There were also some "distro X did Y, which creates more work for us unless we also do Y" type cross-distro stuff going on. I read about it a good while back so I can't remember the details.
@Mopsi The link provided by someone else above mentions GNOME being dependant on systemd, which might be what I was trying to remember.
@fribbledom everybody I ask about it replies "works". I still prefer openrc at least for server systems
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