Re: The sytemd-free ecology
This. Thank you for this level of informational content.
The constant focus (just) on the OS, to either the detriment or ignoring of the tools and apps that run on top, is the fundamental problem that has held back Linux desktop. And it always will, seeing this - so they've just made another fork of desktop Linux, one that isn't even compatible with all the end-user applications that are out there. And this is a good idea??!
The whole thing (desktop Linux) is beginning to feel like a group of anti-social people who do things *their* way, regardless of how that might affect others. "Hey, I made a fork! It uses [X/Y/Z], doesn't do [X,Y,Z], and therefore needs you the user to do [A,B,C] even though you may not really want to. Isn't that great?! Use my fork today!!"
Yes, yes, "choice" and all. But if you've EVER been in retail you learn that the more choices you give people...the LESS they buy, because they just end up confused and therefore indecisive. Too many choices = market confusion, and Average Joe walks away. I've said it before: STOP FORKING DESKTOP LINUX and simply focus on making a few, select distros the absolute *best* they can be. I'll get downvoted but beyond techies the voluminous selections of Linux distros is a turn-off, not a 'benefit'.