September 2, 2014

You Have Your Windows in My Linux

Although there are those who think the systemd debate has been decided in favor of systemd, the exceedingly loud protests on message boards, forums, and the posts I wrote over the past two weeks would indicate otherwise. I've seen many declarations of victory for systemd, now that Red Hat has forced it into the enterprise with the release of RHEL 7. I don't think it's that easy.

Yes, we saw systemd rise in Fedora, and we knew it was going to be part of RHEL 7. We saw systemd's inclusion in Ubuntu and Debian, and that was that -- for a certain segment of the Linux user base. The rest of us who run big Linux-based services and application stacks on CentOS and RHEL were possibly derelict in not speaking out about our disdain for systemd before these developments came to pass. But it's not too late to speak out.

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