Le Tue, 16 Oct 2018 05:59:36 +0000, Turritopsis Dohrnii Teo En Ming <firstname.lastname@example.org> a écrit : > Good afternoon from Singapore, Hello. > What are the differences between systemd and non-systemd Linux > distros? Hard question, but you might found some informations if you dig in the archives of this ML. However, be warned that the "discussions" were not always polite and informative. From my own limited point of view, I would say that systemd is closer than a toolset doing several system-related tasks (managing logs, trigger commands on events that might be time, reception of network connections, detection of plugged hardware, birth or death of a daemon process, and probably tons of others). On the other hand, classic init systems are usually just the thing that initialize the system. Some of those init systems embed a watchdog mechanism, sometimes directly (no example in mind, but it might exists), or as an external binary (like runit which uses runsvdir). Another difference is that systemd is AFAIK linux-only and doing things in a specific way (declarative configuration versus executable files for other init systems, traditionally bourne shell scripts), so if you master it and later want to use, for example, NetBSD, you'll have to relearn everything, while learning most other init systems will have some common things. I know those replies are vague, but so is your question, and I tried to stay neutral. AFAIK, all ways can work for you. Also, this is only a concern for you if you intend to create daemons or manage your systems in the depths, not if you just intend to be normal user. > Is systemd implemented in all the latest Linux distros? Depends on what you call implemented. If you mean installed by default, then no, here is a quote from https://www.devuan.org/os/init-freedom/ > GNU/Linux Distributions without systemd > Devuan uses sysvinit, offers openrc, runit, sinit > Dragora uses sysvinit + perp > Gentoo uses openrc (see Gentoo without systemd) > Obarun uses s6 supervision suite > PCLinuxOS > Refracta > Slackware uses sysvinit > Stali, the static Linux, uses sinit > Void Linux uses runit > Hyperbola uses openrc > Artix offers OpenRC and runit I doubt this list is either exhaustive or up-to-date, what I can say is that I personally use voidlinux on some systems and enjoy it, as well as I enjoy using Debian on some others, depending on the role of the system. And I always have 2 distros installed by system, so that I could chroot from one into the other, just in case I mess something (which did not happen since several months, lucky me). > Please advise. Thank you. I can't advise without knowing what you aim to.
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