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Date:      Fri, 18 Nov 2016 18:11:54 +0100
From:      Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf@rocketmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Microsoft announced it is joining The Linux Foundation?
Message-ID:  <20161118181154.206e2fa7@archlinux.localdomain>
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On Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:39:45 +0100, Luciano Mannucci wrote:
>On Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:12:15 +0100 Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>> just because most important distros migrated to systemd.  
>
>BTW, wich "important" distros did not?

I never used Gentoo myself, but it's one of the important distros. I
try to avoid the term "major distro", instead I consider some distros
with a huge base of experienced users as important distros.

They use OpenRC

https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Comparison_of_init_systems

I'm an Arch Linux user, the distro that perhaps provides the most
important Linux Wiki and follows a similar approach as Gentoo does, but
quasi the only usable init system on Arch Linux is systemd.

To help FLOSS novices, especially in regards to pro-audio, I maintain an
Ubuntu LTS install. Newer releases by default come with systemd, too,
but they still tend to be systemd-sysv-generator hybrids. This is a
serious, confusing issue, let alone that the complete policy of Ubuntu
is an annoyance for many experienced users. However the target group of
Ubuntu aren't experienced operating system users and older, still long
term supported releases by default use upstart. Nobody could know what
happens next to Ubuntu, e.g. in regards to "snaps". But for sure such
an approach as snap and similar things will not be taken over by other
distros, such as Arch, even if Ubuntu's snap announcements create this
wrong impression.

Regards,
Ralf



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