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[ale] for all you systemd haters...

On Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 2:12 PM, Steve Litt via Ale <ale at ale.org> wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:52:03 -0500
> Solomon Peachy via Ale <ale at ale.org> wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 11:22:20AM -0500, leam hall via Ale wrote:
>> > I was thinking "People who actually like Linux."
>> What does that even mean?
> I already posited one theory on what Leam meant, and now a second
> possible explanation occurs to me:
> Systemd originator and evangelizer in chief Lennart Poettering has
> never been shy in stating his dislike of Linux, often going so far as
> to negatively compare Linux to Mac and even Windows. Yeah Windows. And
> it's clear that systemd makes Linux systems it has been installed on
> more like Windows, in terms of reduced diy, and increased program to
> program interdependencies. Poettering has several times suggested
> ignoring and breaking POSIX, an underpinning of all things UNIXy
> including Linux, for the last 30 years.
> Poettering doesn't like Linux and created systemd to make Linux less
> Linux. A person who likes Linux would therefore not like systemd.
> SteveT

That makes me wonder; what does systemd do that non-systemd mechanisms
cannot? Granted, it may make some things easier or more to someone's
liking, but what does it do well that cannot be replicated otherwise?