@philT I think the easiest way to picture systemd is if you recall the original Wizard of Oz… Toward the end of the movie, it was revealed a man behind the oz persona, pulling all the levers and flicking all the switches. That’s basically what it is. It unifies and provides basic control from boot, starting daemons, time keeping, basic system configuration… You name it. Just about everything.
Additionally, many don’t like it because they feel it intrudes upon their perception of principles regarding freedom within the Linux world. I think most haven’t accepted it because we resist change. Evolution is is change and I for one, have always appreciated opposable thumbs. Although, still having a prehensile tail would really come in handy at times
I’ve also read that they choose to implement something with systemd (was it glibc over something else ?) and that they are some supposition on the fact that it could be not only tech-related choice…
Plus the whole “cia could enter you system”.
Never thought about it much, at the moment it works good enough for me.
there use to be a really good article in the “news” section of the Void site on why they switched from systemd to runnit. You might be able to find it in the news archives.
Void originally started as one of (if not the) first distros to be systemd only - no sysVinit fallback. That was actually one of the reasons I first tried it - curiosity mostly. Tried it for a while, then back to Debian based distros. Went back to it when they switched to runnit.
I have a machine with Void on because is a well done distro, runnit is an extra bonus, of course.
I have my privacy compromised enough already to care about what harm systemd can do…
No worries, is not contagious.
@verndog I won’t say government or corporate intrusion on my privacy and that of my family doesn’t trouble me, it does and I wouldn’t think of suggesting how others prioritize their personal concerns but thankfully, I do have far more pressing matters on my worry list.
In the end, people will and should use what they feel most comfortable with. Personally, I’ve never had a single issue since the implementation of systemd and if anything, feel it’s made my user experience better. Although not naive, it would exhaust me to see conspiracy behind every door.