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Here We Go Again, Another Linux Init: Intro to systemd

Dec 16, 2011, 16:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

[ Thanks to Carla Schroder for this link. ]

"In the days of yore we had a System V (SysV) type init daemon to manage Linux system startup, and it was good. It was configured with simple text files easily understood by mortals, and it was a friendly constant amid the roiling seas of change. Then came systemd, and once again we Linux users were cast adrift in uncharted waters. Why all this change? Can't Linux hold still for just a minute?

"Linux has been contentedly using sysvinit (System V initialization) to manage system startups for ever so many years now, except for distributions like Slackware that use the BSD-style init. SysV and BSD init are similar enough that it's easy to use either one without a lot of fuss."

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