Getting on like a house on fire (Score: 2, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on 2015-07-27 00:17 (#FH5W) Perhaps the question should be: In the face of continued great ongoing resistance against a new init system why is it being shoved down everyone's throats? I have looked at systemd. I want no part of it. At all. It looks and feels like something from microsoft. Re: Getting on like a house on fire (Score: 2, Interesting) by firstname.lastname@example.org on 2015-07-27 19:48 (#FKZ0) It looks and feels like something from microsoft.Or Apple. I'm forced to keep a Mac. It has "launchd" and I freaking hate it with a passion. Especially because it subsumed cron. Now, in order to schedule jobs, you have to write lines upon lines of fucking XML. No way. Re: Getting on like a house on fire (Score: 1) by email@example.com on 2015-07-28 14:21 (#FPHY) True statement. launchd inspired upstart. Pottering wanted to modify upstart, but the copyright assignment wasn't cool with him or his company. So, systemd is really pottering's rewrite/refactoring of upstart. So yes, its very much Mac like in that regard. But on the plus side, the config files are pretty straight forward ini files ( ok it has a little MS inspiration too).