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[Discuss] systemd explanations

On Wed, 17 Feb 2016 21:50:26 -0500
IngeGNUe <ingegnue at> wrote:

> There was discussion about systemd tonight and among the remarks was
> that there weren't any satisfying technical explanations, or
> explanation in general.
> Not sure if this is technical enough for your tastes, but it did make
> me feel more warmly towards the systemd switchover in many distros,
> so upon request this is the blog post I found:
> I haven't forgiven the decision to have binary logs, but apparently
> systemd follows the unix way?

See also that page's companion:

I would add one more fallacy: Almost every pro-systemd document, blog,
presentation and video presents it as a choice between systemd and
sysvinit, or possibly systemd vs sysvinit vs upstart. But the truth
is, there are many other init systems, one of which I use every day.

> For everything else, GuixSD isn't running systemd so maybe that's
> worth a look :)


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