New Group Calls For Boycotting Systemd
Written by Michael Larabel in systemd on 2 September 2014 at 07:28 PM EDT. 495 Comments
A new project has been established that's trying to boycott systemd and the Linux distributions utilizing systemd.

Four years after its initial release, systemd remains a very controversial project for a variety of reasons and it remains one of the most discussed topics within our forums. Many don't like systemd due to pulling in udev, its growing features like new user-space VT work to having a built-in DHCP server, Lennart Poettering's radical ideas for trying to improve Linux and it coming with sweeping changes, to a variety of other reasons. Individual(s) have now established as a concerted effort trying to express the negative aspects of systemd. bashes systemd for its journal files in a "complicated binary format", it being "anti Unix", it being a single point of failure, forced dependencies like udev and Dbus, its increasing complexity, and a variety of other reasons. This group is calling for a boycott of Linux distributions using systemd and changing to OSes that follow "traditional Unix paradigms", propose potential migration to BSD, and work on furthering other alternatives to systemd.

About The Author
Author picture

Michael Larabel is the principal author of and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via

Related systemd News
Popular News
Trending Reviews & Featured Articles