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[ale] for all you systemd haters...

On Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 12:06:38PM -0500, leam hall via Ale wrote:
> If you need containers and micro-virtualization below the level of
> "OS" then something like systemd could be useful. From a standpoint of
> the many things that made Linux great, as a kernel and a concept,
> systemd is not a good thing.

Pray tell, what exactly is the "concept" of Linux?

I can all but guarantee that no matter how you answer that, the 
overwhelming majority of the >2 billion Linux systems deployed don't 
conform to or otherwise embody any of it.  (Nor, I might add, do they 
use systemd)

And a follow-up question -- With your answer in mind, why did Linux 
succeed (or achieve "greatness") as opposed to, say, one or more of the 
BSDs?  After all, the latter had a considerable head start, in both 
mindshare and technical capability.

(I'm asking these questions as someone who is responsible for ~20K lines 
 of code in the Linux kernel, has put together embedded distributions 
 from scratch, and done Cloudy DevOps things a decade before those 
 terms entered the lexicon.)

 - Solomon
Solomon Peachy			       pizza at shaftnet dot org
Coconut Creek, FL                          ^^ (email/xmpp) ^^
Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur.
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