Beta Released Of Devuan, The Systemd-Free Version Of Debian
Written by Michael Larabel in Debian on 30 April 2016 at 09:54 AM EDT. 86 Comments
For those systemd haters that are out there, the beta of Devuan has been released as a spin of Debian Jessie that's free of systemd.

The Devuan Jessie beta was released on Friday as a version of Debian GNU/Linux without systemd. Devuan allows doing a clean install or also upgrading from Debian Wheezy/Jessie.

Those wishing to find out more about Devuan can see the beta release announcement or visit

What do you think of systemd these days? Do you still have any legitimate complaints against it these days in your use-cases? Personally, most of my early adoption problems with it have been overcome and I don't have any real issues with modern versions of systemd these days. Share your latest systemd thoughts by commenting on this article in our forums.
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