>Think about this again. Do you really believe that most people (the 99%, you know) could be convinced to _replace_ the OS that's already installed in their machines?
I don't think we're disagreeing. When I mention "Apple or MS size marketing", I also include strongarming OEMs into shipping the OS, having "<manufacturer> recommends Deborah ME edition" advertised when buying machines online, having yound succesful people holding that life changing device and smiling at you from the poster at the busstop, the works. So,
>the only way is to convince device _sellers_ to preload Linux,
was implied. But I don't believe a "minimum of fuss" is any match for a "maximum of sales" in their eyes, which firmly plants systemd -- or any sort of technical improvement -- in the "neat to have on your system" category. Except I don't think it's neat to have, since it doesn't really do anything to improve non-linux systems with the aformentioned popularity as a result of unification as excuse.
Since we can't yet tend to the masses, we might as well tend to our own. I guess that's the only real point of contention: where some see linux-based systems as "our own", and some see the term in a different context.