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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org on 2015-07-29 10:29 (#FSGA) You donâ€™t have to do it that way at all. You call whatever script you want from your LaunchAgent and tell it when to fire, and you can do it via a graphical XML editor if thatâ€™s such a hurdle.Or you can put your scripts in /etc/periodic/(daily|weekly|monthly) if you want anacron functionality.Or you can just keep on using cron! It is called by launchd, but that shouldnâ€™t make a difference. Point is, youâ€™re not forced to delve into launchd or write â€œlines upon linesâ€ of XML to schedule jobs.