* Posts by arnolf

2 posts • joined 17 Oct 2016

systemd-free Devuan Linux hits RC2


Strawman arguments from 2014, great - lemme think, is that the one featuring the Great Fear of Binary Files?

Linux kernel is monolythic - and for solid reasons. Why systemd shouldn't be?

You're running a single "kernel" doing the bare metal things.

On top of that, you need a single "init" doing the bare init/start/stop/management.

Using systemd means having a well written piece of software to do all the boilerplate/checks for you instead of having to fight with locks, dependencies, privileges, capabilities, temporary files, environment variables and so on, while collecting all stderr and dmesg and whatever in a single timely ordered source. You just don't need to reinvent the wheel every time.

Once upon a time Mr. Famous Professor wrote that his Minix was the future because Minix was not monolythic like Linux kernel. And we know what happened right away.

Today a number of punypenor obsoleted "veterans" are desperately trying to save their bloated initscripts boycotting systemd and three years later they didn't yet manage to demonstrate a single compelling technical reason to make anyone follow their luddism.

ShadowBrokers put US$6m price tag on new hoard of NSA hacks


10,000 BTC

Wasn't 10000 BTC the price tag of a pizza?


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