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

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
Proof-Of-Concept Work Brings systemd To Ubuntu WSL   Ubuntu   2021-11-16
Google Rolls Out ClusterFuzzLite For Easy-To-Use, Continuous Fuzzing   Google   2021-11-11
Arch Linux Installer Updated With Btrfs Subvolumes Support, Reworked Partitioning   Arch Linux   2021-11-07
Devuan 4.0 Released As Debian 11 Without Systemd   Debian   2021-10-14
Lennart: Linux Comes Up Short Around Disk Encryption, Authenticated Boot Security   systemd   2021-09-23
systemd OOMD Maturing Nicely, Adds Support For User Services   systemd   2021-09-23
Linux 5.15 Adds New Syscall To More Quickly Free Memory Of Dying Processes   Linux Kernel   2021-09-06
Btrfs Adds Degenerate RAID Support, Performance Improvements With Linux 5.15   Linux Storage   2021-08-31
Linux 5.15 Block Changes From Removing LightNVM To Fixing Up The Floppy Driver   Linux Kernel   2021-08-30
Some Of The Features Expected For Linux 5.15: DG2/Alchemist, BPF Timers, DAMON + More   Linux Kernel   2021-08-29
GNOME 41 Beta Released With "Calls" SIP/VoIP Support, Wayland Improvements   GNOME   2021-08-23
Intel's IWD 1.17 Wireless Daemon Brings More Fixes   Intel   2021-08-22
Ubuntu 21.10 Systemd To Finally Ship With Cgroup v2 By Default   Ubuntu   2021-08-17
Fedora 35 To Support Restarting User Services On Package Upgrades   Fedora   2021-08-16
Btrfs Set To Land Support For IDMAPPED Mounts In Linux 5.15   Linux Storage   2021-08-12
LE9, Canonical's Profits, Steam Deck, & Loongson 3A5000 Made For An Exciting July   Phoronix   2021-08-01
Systemd/Microsoft Effort For A Global Counter On Block/Disk Changes Coming To Linux 5.15   Linux Storage   2021-07-29
KDE Making It Easy To Tune Your Laptop's Power Profile, Other Improvements Land   KDE   2021-07-24
Gentoo Spins Up More Stage Downloads For Musl libc, Systemd Init   Operating Systems   2021-07-20
Devuan 4.0 Alpha Builds Updated For Debian 11 Stripped Of systemd   Debian   2021-07-19
Ubuntu Touch OTA-18 Released - Still Using Ubuntu 16.04, 20.04 Migration Ongoing   Ubuntu   2021-07-14
"le9" Strives To Make Linux Very Usable On Systems With Small Amounts Of RAM   Linux Kernel   2021-07-14
Process_Reap Syscall Proposed For Linux To More Quickly Reclaim Memory Under Pressure   Linux Kernel   2021-07-12
Systemd 249 Released With New Option For Simple Whole-File-System A/B Updates   systemd   2021-07-07
Systemd 249 Has Another Chance For Testing Before Release   systemd   2021-07-02
CentOS Hyperscale Workstation Sees Experimental OS Builds, More Changes Coming   Red Hat   2021-06-30
Linux Developers Discuss A Global Counter For Block/Disk Changes   systemd   2021-06-27
systemd 249-rc2 Released With New "ConditionOSRelease" Directive   systemd   2021-06-25
Systemd 249-rc1 Released With Many New Features   systemd   2021-06-15
OpenZFS 2.1 Gets More Cleanups, Better Documentation Ahead Of Release   Linux Storage   2021-06-11
OpenMandriva Lx 4.3 RC Released With LLVM 12 Toolchain, Linux 5.12 Kernel   Operating Systems   2021-05-24
KDE Continues Pushing More Wayland Fixes Into Plasma 5.22   KDE   2021-05-15
Fedora 34 Released As A Hugely Exciting Update For This Linux Distribution   Fedora   2021-04-27
Fedora 34 To Release Next Week As A Very Exciting Update   Fedora   2021-04-24
Devuan 4.0 Alpha Builds Begin For Debian 11 Without Systemd   Debian   2021-04-16
XScreenSaver 6.0 Released With Increased Security, Better EGL & GLSL/GLES 3.0 Support   Desktop   2021-04-08
Sway 1.6 Wayland Compositor Released With Smoother Move/Resize   Wayland   2021-04-07
CentOS Hyperscale SIG Backported Newer Systemd, Preps For Experimental Repo   Operating Systems   2021-04-05
Systemd 248 Released With System Extension Images Feature, More TPM2/FIDO2 Integration   systemd   2021-03-30
NVIDIA 465.19.01 Linux Beta Driver Released   NVIDIA   2021-03-30
Manjaro 21.0 Released With Linux 5.10 Kernel, GNOME 3.38 + Xfce 4.16 + KDE Plasma 5.21   Arch Linux   2021-03-23
OpenSUSE Tumbleweed's Very Busy Week With An Entire Rebuild, Latest KDE Packages   SUSE   2021-03-21
Manjaro 21.0-RC1 Brings Linux 5.10 LTS, GNOME 3.38 / KDE Plasma 5.21   Arch Linux   2021-03-18
Dbus-Broker 28 Released   systemd   2021-03-17
Sway 1.6-rc1 Released With Better Touchscreen/Tablet Support   Wayland   2021-03-17
The Last Minute GNOME Shell + Mutter 40 Release Candidate Changes   GNOME   2021-03-16
systemd 248 RC3 Released With Extension Images Support, New Security Capabilities   systemd   2021-03-12
Linux 5.12 To Expose Firmware Performance Data   Standards   2021-02-26
systemd 248 RC1 Released With New "System Extension Images" Concept   systemd   2021-02-22
KDE Sees More Crash Fixes Following Plasma 5.21 Release   KDE   2021-02-20
Devuan 3.1 Released - Debian Fork Now Offers Runit Plus Sysvinit, OpenRC   Debian   2021-02-15
Facebook's Linux Desktop Choice Is Fedora But Ramping Up CentOS Stream   Fedora   2021-02-14
IDMAPPED Mounts Aim For Linux 5.12 - Many New Use-Cases From Containers To Systemd-Homed   Linux Kernel   2021-02-13
OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 Released For This Linux Distro Built By The Clang Compiler   Operating Systems   2021-02-13
CentOS Hyperscaler Is Sounding Quite Promising For The Modern Enterprise   Red Hat   2021-02-09
Sailfish OS 4.0.1 No Longer Support The Jolla Phone But Has Many Other Improvements   Operating Systems   2021-02-08
FWUPD Is Being Ported To The BSDs To Handle Firmware Updating   LVFS   2021-02-07
Fedora 34 Will See HarfBuzz-Enabled FreeType As The Latest For This Huge Feature Release   Fedora   2021-02-05
KDE Ends Out January With A Lot Of Fixes For Plasma 5.21   KDE   2021-01-30
Systemd 248 To Allow Unlocking Encrypted Volumes Via TPM2 / FIDO2 / PKCS#11 Hardware   systemd   2021-01-13
Fedora Looks To Overhaul Its Community Outreach   Fedora   2021-01-12
Facebook, Twitter Proposing CentOS Hyperscale SIG With Newer Packages + Other Changes   Fedora   2021-01-12
Fedora 34 Looking To Tweak Default zRAM Configuration   Fedora   2021-01-11