Systemd is a controversial init manager that also exposes a lot of other extra functionality. By 2015, most Linux distributions have switched to -- or are plannning to -- systemd as a replacement to SysVinit, Upstart, etc.

systemd Articles & Reviews

FreeBSD 12 Runs Refreshingly Easy On AMD Ryzen 9 3900X - Benchmarks Against Ubuntu 18.04 LTS   Operating Systems   2019-07-14
Void Linux, Solus, Manjaro, Antergos, Sabayon & Clear Linux Put To A Performance Battle   Computers   2018-11-19
Benchmarking Amazon Linux 2 LTS Candidate 2   Operating Systems   2018-04-12
Fedora 18 Systemd Boot Performance Is Mixed   Operating Systems   2013-01-23
Intel Releases 13 New Linux Benchmarks   Software   2013-01-18

systemd Linux & Open-Source News

Serpent OS Makes Progress On Packaging The GNOME 45 Desktop   Operating Systems   2024-02-29
Distrobox 1.7 Improves NVIDIA GPU Support, Better Wolfi Containers   Operating Systems   2024-02-29
GNOME Makes Progress On GPU-Accelerated Screencasting, systemd-homed Home Encryption   GNOME   2024-02-25
RHEL's Source Code Access Change Is Causing Issues For CentOS SIGs   Red Hat   2024-01-29
Arch Linux Will Now Use Dbus-Broker As Its Default D-Bus Daemon   Arch Linux   2024-01-09
Fedora 40 Moving Ahead In Beefing Up Its Security   Fedora   2024-01-04
systemd In 2023 Added Windows-Inspired "Blue Screen Of Death" & macOS-Inspired T.D.M.   systemd   2024-01-02
Intel Meteor Lake, Emerald Rapids & Other Popular Topics For December   Phoronix   2024-01-01
Fedora 40 Looks To Provide Optimized x86_64 Binaries For Different HWCAPs   Fedora   2023-12-30
openSUSE Tumbleweed Trying Out systemd-boot & systemd Full Disk Encryption   SUSE   2023-12-21
Fedora 40's Linker Will Now Error Out On Security Issues   Fedora   2023-12-15
Fedora 40 To Apply Systemd Security Hardening   Fedora   2023-12-14
Dbus-Broker 34 Released For High Performance D-Bus Message Broker   Free Software   2023-12-14
Red Hat Looks For Feedback On Its New Initoverlayfs File-System Proposal   Linux Storage   2023-12-12
systemd 255 Released With A "Blue Screen of Death" For Linux Systems   systemd   2023-12-06
Threadripper 7000 Series, Wayland, Linux 6.7 & Other November Highlights   Phoronix   2023-12-01
GNOME's €1M Funding Is Help Advance Work On systemd-homed Home Encryption   GNOME   2023-11-25
Archinstall 2.7 Brings Unified Kernel Image Support To The Arch Linux Installer   Arch Linux   2023-11-23
Distrobox 1.6 Released For Easily Launching New Distros Within Your Terminal   Virtualization   2023-11-20
Ubuntu 24.04 LTS Committing Fully To Netplan For Network Configuration   Ubuntu   2023-11-14
Microsoft's CBL-Mariner Linux Distro Issues A Big Update For November   Microsoft   2023-11-08
systemd 255-rc1 Brings "Blue Screen of Death" Support & New Tool To Spawn VMs   systemd   2023-11-06
Systemd Working On "Storage Target Mode" Feature - Inspired By Apple macOS   systemd   2023-10-31
GNOME Merge Requests Opened That Would Drop X.Org Session Support   GNOME   2023-10-09
KDE Plasma 6.0 Ends September With Many New Features & Enhancements   KDE   2023-09-30
openSUSE Tumbleweed Adds systemd-boot Support   SUSE   2023-09-29
Valve Is A Wonderful Upstream Contributor To Linux & The Open-Source Community   Valve   2023-09-22
systemd's All Systems Go Conference Returns Next Week   systemd   2023-09-06
KDE Plasma 6 & KWin See More Performance Tuning This Week   KDE   2023-09-02
Linux From Scratch 12.0 Published For Rolling Your Own Linux Build   Operating Systems   2023-09-01
GNU Coreutils 9.4 Adds Experimental "--enable-systemd" Option, Faster Split   GNU   2023-08-29
ClamAV 1.2 Now Extracts UDF Partitions, New systemd Timer   Free Software   2023-08-29
SysVinit 3.08 Released With A Couple Patches   Free Software   2023-08-18
Devuan 5.0 Released For Debian 12 Without systemd   Debian   2023-08-15
ClamAV 1.2 Adding Support For UDF Partitions, New systemd Timer   Free Software   2023-08-04
Linux 6.6's cpupower Utility Enables New AMD P-State Features   AMD   2023-08-01
Archinstall 2.6 Released For Latest Easy-To-Use Arch Linux Installer   Arch Linux   2023-07-31
systemd 254 With New Soft Reboots Feature, systemd-battery-check   systemd   2023-07-28
Fedora Looking To Better Alert Server Administrators Around Firmware Updates   Fedora   2023-07-22
Microsoft's CBL-Mariner 2.0.20230630 Ships Security Fixes, Adds In Some Extra Bits   Microsoft   2023-07-18
GNU Shepherd 0.10.2 Service Manager Fixes Some Long-Standing Issues   GNU   2023-07-18
Arch Linux Installer Archinstall 2.6 Preparing New Features   Arch Linux   2023-07-17
systemd 254-rc2 Brings A Few More Changes   systemd   2023-07-15
systemd 254-rc1 Deprecates SysV Scripts, Adds Soft Reboots & systemd-battery-check   systemd   2023-07-06
Fedora Workstation 40 Considering To Implement Privacy-Preserving Telemetry   Fedora   2023-07-06
Fedora May Make It Easier To Switch To systemd-boot, Making A GRUB-Free System   Fedora   2023-06-22
Microsoft Aims For Greater Script Execution Control On Linux   Linux Security   2023-05-13
Fwupd 1.8.15 Released With Support For Updating More Device Firmware Under Linux   LVFS   2023-05-12
Ubuntu 23.10 Looks To dhcpcd5 For Replacing ISC DHCP Client   Ubuntu   2023-05-11
Failing A PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSD In Less Than 3 Minutes Without Extra Cooling   Hardware   2023-05-10
Fedora 39 Looks To Ship mkosi-initrd As A Modern Alternative To Dracut   Fedora   2023-05-08
CentOS Hyperscale SIG Now Has An Intel-Optimized Repository   Operating Systems   2023-04-04
Fedora Workstation Aiming To Improve Encryption, Possibly Encrypted Disk By Default In The Future   Fedora   2023-04-03
Arch Linux Installer v2.5.4 Adds Initial Swapfile Support   Arch Linux   2023-03-29
Ubuntu Touch OTA-1 Focal Released For Ubuntu 20.04 LTS On Smartphones   Ubuntu   2023-03-27
OpenMandriva ROME 23.03 Released With Linux 6.2 + KDE Plasma 5.27 Desktop   Operating Systems   2023-03-26
How Cloudflare Updates The BIOS & Firmware Across Thousands Of Servers   LVFS   2023-03-14
Linux 6.3 Adds Support For Tmpfs IDMAPPED Mounts - Benefits systemd, Kubernetes & More   Linux Storage   2023-02-24
Open Source Security Foundation's Criticality Score 2.0 Debuts To Rank Important OSS Projects   Linux Security   2023-02-24
systemd 253 Released With Ukify Tool, systemd-cryptenroll Unlocking Via FIDO2 Tokens   systemd   2023-02-15
Microsoft's CBL-Mariner Adds More Desktop Code, Enables WireGuard & Boots systemd-oomd   Microsoft   2023-02-15
systemd 253 Is Near With RC3 Out For Testing   systemd   2023-02-10
Gentoo Had A Busy 2022 With A Weekly LiveGUI ISO, Gpkg Binary Packages For Portage   Operating Systems   2023-02-10
A Non-GNU Linux Distribution Built With LLVM & BSD Software Aims For Alpha Next Month   Operating Systems   2023-02-06
Dbus-Broker 33 Released With Few Changes   Free Software   2023-02-03
systemd 253-rc2 Released With More Changes To This System & Service Manager   systemd   2023-02-02
Microsoft CBL-Mariner 2.0 Update Adds New PipeWire, Other Changes   Microsoft   2023-02-02
systemd 253 RC1 Released With New "ukify" Tool   systemd   2023-01-24
Fedora 38 Features Approved For Unified Kernel, mdadm BIOS RAID, Xfce 4.18   Fedora   2023-01-10
CentOS Hyperscale SIG Caps Off A Busy 2022   Red Hat   2023-01-10
Fedora 38 To Beef Up Its Compiler Fortification Defenses   Fedora   2023-01-04
AMD Zen 4, Apple Silicon, Intel Arc Graphics & More Excited Linux Users This Year   Phoronix   2022-12-30
systemd's Growth Over 2022   systemd   2022-12-28
Fedora 38 Wants To Make Sure Shutdowns & Reboots Are Faster   Fedora   2022-12-23
Fedora 38 Plots Path To Unified Kernel Support   Fedora   2022-12-20
Arch Linux Powered EndeavourOS "Cassini" Brings Desktop & Arm Improvements   Operating Systems   2022-12-19
SquashFS Gains Support For IDMAPPED Mounts With Linux 6.2   Linux Storage   2022-12-18
AMD EPYC Genoa, Linux 6.1 & Rust Efforts Excited Linux Users In November   Phoronix   2022-12-01
Fedora Installer Looks To Change Its BIOS/Fake RAID Handling   Fedora   2022-11-25
Microsoft Promotes Windows Subsystem For Linux "WSL" To GA Status   Microsoft   2022-11-22
Fedora 38 To Modernize Its Live Media Creation   Fedora   2022-11-09
systemd 252 Released With systemd-measure, Other Improvements   systemd   2022-10-31
Lennart Poettering Talks Up A "Brave New Trusted Boot World" For Linux   systemd   2022-10-25
systemd 252-rc2 Released With More Changes To This Key Linux Component   systemd   2022-10-19
Microsoft Releases Its Linux Distribution Update For October 2022   Microsoft   2022-10-18
Linux 6.1 Lands Code To Warn About W+X Mappings By Default   Linux Security   2022-10-11
systemd 252-rc1 Introduces New systemd-measure Tool, Other New Features   systemd   2022-10-07
CentOS Hyperscale SIG Continues Adapting CentOS Stream For Large Scale Deployments   Operating Systems   2022-10-07
OpenMandriva's Rolling Release Reaches "Gold", Continues With AMD Zen Optimized Version   Operating Systems   2022-10-03
AMD Ryzen 7000 Series, Linux 6.0, MGLRU, Rust & IO_uring Made For An Exciting September   Phoronix   2022-10-01
Microsoft & Canonical Bring systemd To WSL   systemd   2022-09-21
Renewed Talk Of User-Space Consoles, Accelerators In The DRM Subsystem   Linux Kernel   2022-09-16
systemd's mkosi-initrd Talked Up As Better Alternative To Current Initrd Handling   systemd   2022-09-14
Rust UEFI Firmware Targets Look For A Promotion To Tier-2   Programming   2022-09-12
Systemd OOMD Will Now Honor "ManagedOOMPreference" For All cgroups   systemd   2022-09-02
NetworkManager 1.40 Released With Multi-Path TCP Support, Other Improvements   Linux Networking   2022-08-26
Webmin 2.0 Released For Open-Source Web-Based Server Management/Administration   Free Software   2022-08-23
Ubuntu Linux Preparing systemd-hwe To Ease OEM Hardware Enablement   Ubuntu   2022-08-14
Weston 11.0 Alpha Released With Many Improvements For This Wayland Compositor   Wayland   2022-08-10
BUS1 Working On "r-linux" - A Rust Capability-Based Linux Runtime   Linux Kernel   2022-08-07
Systemd Creator At Microsoft, Retbleed, Rust's Continued Growth & Other July Highlights   Phoronix   2022-08-01
Increased Use Of Windows BitLocker Is Causing Headaches For Linux Dual Booting   Microsoft   2022-07-27
CentOS Hyperscale SIG Continues Adapting CentOS Stream For Large Scale Infrastructure   Red Hat   2022-07-07
Systemd Creator Lands At Microsoft   Microsoft   2022-07-06
Lennart Poettering - systemd + PulseAudio Creator - Departed Red Hat   systemd   2022-07-05
Linux Mint 21 Is Going To Avoid systemd-oomd   Operating Systems   2022-07-02
Rust For Linux, -O3'ing The Kernel & Other Highlights From June   Phoronix   2022-07-01
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Has A Change On The Way For Systemd-OOMD Being Kill-Happy With Apps   Ubuntu   2022-06-30
Ubuntu Developers Have An Idea For Handling The Over-Eager Systemd OOMD App Killing   Ubuntu   2022-06-23
Akamai Warns Of "Panchan" Linux Botnet That Leverages Golang Concurrency, Systemd   Linux Security   2022-06-15
Ubuntu Deciding How To Tame Their systemd-oomd Killing Experience   Ubuntu   2022-06-09
Microsoft Ships Big Update To Their CBL-Mariner 2.0 Linux Distribution   Microsoft   2022-06-05
Ubuntu 22.10 Looking At Replacing WPA With IWD For Linux Wireless   Ubuntu   2022-06-03
NVIDIA's Open-Source Kernel Driver, Graviton3 & Fedora 36 Made For An Exciting May   Phoronix   2022-05-31
NVIDIA 515.48.07 Linux Driver Released As Stable With Open Kernel Driver Option   NVIDIA   2022-05-31
OverlayFS Adding Support For IDMAPPED Layers For Various Benefits   Linux Storage   2022-05-30
Arch Linux's Archinstall 2.5 Released With FIDO2 Support, Other Improvements   Arch Linux   2022-05-29
Linux 5.19 ARM Excites With Apple M1 NVMe, 12 Year Old Multi-Platform Achievement   Arm   2022-05-27
Systemd 251 Released With systemd-sysupdate Introduced, Many Other Additions   systemd   2022-05-21
systemd 251 Nears Release With Last Planned Test   systemd   2022-05-14
Systemd 251-rc2 Released With More Features   systemd   2022-05-05
Lennart Talks Up The Power Of systemd-sysext For Testing /usr Changes   systemd   2022-04-27
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Now Available For Download   Ubuntu   2022-04-21
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Release Candidate Images For Last Minute Testing   Ubuntu   2022-04-19
CentOS Hyperscale SIG Updates systemd & Linux Build, Eyeing Btrfs Transactional Updates   Red Hat   2022-04-04
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Beta Released With Many Improvements   Ubuntu   2022-03-31
Systemd 251-rc1 Released With Experimental systemd-sysupdate Tool   systemd   2022-03-30
OpenZFS 2.1.3 Released With Many Fixes   Linux Storage   2022-03-10
D-Bus 1.14 Released With Various Changes Built Up Over Four Years   Free Software   2022-02-28
Intel's IWD 1.25 Adds Support For Encrypting Network Credentials, Other Improvements   Intel   2022-02-28
F2FS File-System Adding Support For IDMAPPED Mounts   Linux Storage   2022-02-13
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Integrating systemd-oomd For Improving Low Memory Handling   Ubuntu   2022-01-31
X.Org Foundation May Find A New Organization To Join   X.Org   2022-01-21
Hyperscalers Have Been Making CentOS 9 Stream More Attractive With New Features   Red Hat   2022-01-10
Linux 5.17 To Bring AMD P-State, Many AMD & Intel Improvements, New Optimizations   Linux Kernel   2022-01-08
Gentoo Linux Packages Up AMD ROCm, Makes Progress On RISC-V, LTO+PGO Python   Operating Systems   2022-01-08
Linux 5.17 Patch Can Help With Systemd-Less System Security, May Break Some Old Drivers   Linux Security   2022-01-04
Hypocrite Commits, Rust RFC & FUTEX2 Were Among Popular Kernel Topics In 2021   Linux Kernel   2022-01-01
This Year Microsoft Embraced eBPF, Debuted CBL-Mariner, Continued With WSL Features   Microsoft   2021-12-31
Ubuntu Had A Great Year In Switching To Wayland, Continued Commercial Success   Ubuntu   2021-12-30
Systemd Blasts Ahead With A Record Number Of Commits In 2021   systemd   2021-12-28
systemd 250 Released With A Huge Number Of New Features, Improvements   systemd   2021-12-23
Intel's IWD Wireless Daemon Preparing WiFi DPP Support (Wi-Fi Easy Connect)   Linux Networking   2021-12-22
Systemd 250 Piles On Yet More Features With New Release Candidate   systemd   2021-12-20
OpenRazer 3.2 Released For Supporting More Razer Peripherals On Linux   Linux Gaming   2021-12-12
systemd 250 Is Coming For Christmas With A Boat Load Of New Features   systemd   2021-12-09
Fedora 36 Establishing ELN-Extras, Fedora 37 To Retire ARMv7   Fedora   2021-12-07
Arch-Based EndeavourOS 21.4 Released With FSTRIM, Btrfs Zstd, PipeWire By Default   Arch Linux   2021-12-03
NixOS 21.11 Released But Its Own Package Manager Is Left Behind Due To Regressions   Operating Systems   2021-12-01
Intel's IWD 1.20 Released   Intel   2021-11-22