Init systems in Debian
Posted Jan 28, 2013 21:23 UTC (Mon) by man_ls
In reply to: Myths not debunked but confirmed
Parent article: Poettering: The Biggest Myths
Well, if things work well you will not feel the burden of maintenance, any more than with the myriad of desktop environments that Debian supports. You may argue that it is a waste since (GNOME|KDE|XFCE|...) provides anything that a grown adult may desire, but proponents of the others will not agree.
And before you say that an init system is a core component... Debian maintains three different kernels, and one of them is not even widely used.
Users familiar with one of the init systems will appreciate its existence. Interested users will be able to compare init systems side by side. The rest will be grateful for being able to migrate at their own pace. That for me is enough reason to have all three.
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