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Systemd: the modern Linux init system you will learn to love

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Symantec (formerly Veritas Software Corp.) VCAFE Facility

350 Ellis Street · Mountain View, CA

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A talk by Alison Chaiken.

The controversial systemd has absorbed udev and purported to replace syslog with the journal daemon. The recent decisions by Debian and Ubuntu to adopt systemd assure its imminent dominance as a Linux init system. Users and sysadmins are predictably horrified.

In fact systemd is winning wide acceptance because it is simpler, easier to use, and better documented than its competition. I'll describe how to get started with systemd, discuss some problems with it, and perform
some simple demos. Attendees should feel free to submit questions and diatribes in advance.