Systemd, the “bag of bits” that originally started as an init system but has since taken over a lot of the lower-level plumbing of GNU/Linux, has a controversial history. Some distributions were quick to take it up, whereas others were more hesitant, arguing that it was subject to feature-creep and violated some long-standing Unix principles.
Today, almost every major Linux distro has adopted Systemd, and most of the old flamewars have burnt out. So let’s start a new one! Only kidding, but we’d like to hear from our readers and podcast listeners: have you changed your mind about Systemd? Were you once fiercely against it, but have come to appreciate it now? Or conversely: were you an early adopter who liked its technology, but in the meantime prefer the old Sysvinit approach?
Let us know in the comments below and we’ll read out the best in our next podcast! (It’s been a while since the last one due to deadlines and travel, but we’ll be back and bursting with awesomeness next week.)