Small intro to systemd.
Looking for a maintained Linux distro without systemd? Check out Devuan! (https//devuan.org || http://devuanzuwu3xoqwp.onion/)
Devuan has a number of forks. My favorite is "Star." Specifically Star-Morbius w/ XFCE. (https://sourceforge.net/projects/linnix)
These distros are maintained. You can be rid of systemd and have Init Freedom! (https://devuan.org/os/init-freedom/ )
Giving perspective on systemd's "usernames that start with digit get root privileges"-bug https://ma.ttias.be/giving-perspective-systemds-usernames-start-digit-get-root-privileges-bug/ | https://lobste.rs/s/ulyjrs #linux #systemd
Lennart Poettering's new project: casync — A tool for distributing file system images http://0pointer.net/blog/casync-a-tool-for-distributing-file-system-images.html | https://lobste.rs/s/pdnhay #linux #systemd
Escape from System D : a new init https://davmac.wordpress.com/2017/06/14/escape-from-system-d/ | https://lobste.rs/s/c8sxvt #c++ #systemd
@viciousviscosity @munin counter-example: i don't have a problem with systemd. i use it for a lot of things and i'm pretty happy with it. in fact, i'm building #bbnet on #systemd, #nixops, and #nomad, for example. i agree that there are some things about it that could be *better*, but i think that about most of my tools.