I want programs on my machine to be able to send mail. Surely
that’s not too much to ask. If I wanted it to Tweet, I’m sure
there are a dozen libraries out there I could use. But sending
mail… that requires the horror that is sendmail.rc or trying to
configure Postfix or Exim, which is the approximate equivalent of
using an ocean-going liner to cross a small creek.
— Gervase Markham
The reason systemd has succeeded in becoming an SysV init
replacement is simple: it did the work. Not only did it put
together a lot of good ideas regardless of their novelty or lack
thereof but its developers put in the time and effort to convince
people that it was a good idea, the right answer, a good solution
to problems and so on.
— Chris Siebenmann
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