So, what is systemd? Well, meet your new God. You may have been praying at the alter of simplicity, but your religion is being deprecated. It likely already happened without your knowledge during an upgrade of your Linux box. systemd is the all knowing, all controlling meta-deity that sees all and supervises all. It’s the new One Master Process that aspires to control everything it can - and it’s already doing a lot. It’s what init would look like if it were a transformer on steroids. It’s complicated, multi-faceted, opaque, and supremely powerful.

» Christopher Barry |