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* [[boycottsystemd.org]] (internal copy as actual site went offline)
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* [http://www.softpanorama.org/Commercial_linuxes/Startup_and_shutdown/systemd.shtml Systemd invasion into Linux Server space] (Dec 2018)
* [https://suckless.org/sucks/systemd suckless.org - systemd is the best example of Suck]
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* [http://fromthecodefront.blogspot.in/2017/10/systemd-no.html systemd: Please, No, Not Like This] (Oct 2017)
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* [http://fromthecodefront.blogspot.in/2017/07/systemd-pitfalls.html systemd pitfalls] (July 2017)
== Blog posts ==
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* [http://www.galexander.org/systemd_sucks.html systemd sucks (experience of galexander)] (Apr 2017)
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* [http://www.steven-mcdonald.id.au/articles/systemd.shtml Why I dislike systemd] (Jun 2015) -- a very good high level overview
* 22 Nov 2011 [http://blog.gerhards.net/2011/11/journald-and-rsyslog.html Rainer's Blog - journald and rsyslog]
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* [http://ewontfix.com/14/ EWONTFIX - Broken by design: systemd] (Feb 2014)
* 25 Nov 2011 [http://blog.gerhards.net/2011/11/what-i-dont-like-about-journald.html Rainer's Blog - What I don't like about journald / Linux Journal]
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* [http://ewontfix.com/15/ EWONTFIX - systemd has 6 service startup notification types, and they're all wrong] (Feb 2014)
* 22 Aug 2012 [http://pappp.net/?p=969 PAPPP's ramblings - Linux Future]
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* [http://judecnelson.blogspot.com/2014/09/systemd-biggest-fallacies.html systemd: The Biggest Fallacies] (Sep 2014)
* 29 Oct 2013 [http://gentooexperimental.org/~patrick/weblog/archives/2013-10.html#e2013-10-29T13_39_32.txt Patrick's playground - systemd propaganda: It's a crap!]
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* [https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=762194#280 Debian Bug #762194 "Automatic switch to systemd on wheezy->jessie upgrades"]
* 20 Nov 2013 [http://draketo.de/light/english/top-5-systemd-troubles Zwillingssterns Weltenwald - Top 5 systemd troubles - a strategic view for distros]
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* [http://blog.lusis.org/blog/2014/09/23/end-of-linux/ "On the architecture of systemd, I have a legitimate concern with the scope..."] article, plus infographic
* 09 Feb 2014 [http://ewontfix.com/14/ EWONTFIX - Broken by design: systemd]
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* [https://fitzcarraldoblog.wordpress.com/2014/10/04/my-thoughts-on-systemd/ Erosion of Choice?] <!-- kriv __ LAST CHECKED feb2017 -->
* 27 Feb 2014 [http://ewontfix.com/15/ EWONTFIX - systemd has 6 service startup notification types, and they're all wrong]
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* [http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=120652&p=570371 Combatting revisionist history (debian forum: 2015)]
* 31 Mar 2014 [https://plus.google.com/+TheodoreTso/posts/4W6rrMMvhWU Theodore Ts'o's Google Plus post]
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* Debian init system debate: [https://wiki.debian.org/Debate/initsystem/sysvinit arguments] against systemd (and upstart)
* 03 Apr 2014 [https://igurublog.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/tso-and-linus-and-the-impotent-rage-against-systemd/ IgnorantGuru's Blog - Ts'o and Linus And The Impotent Rage Against systemd]
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* [https://www.infoworld.com/article/2608798/data-center/systemd--harbinger-of-the-linux-apocalypse.html systemd: harbinger of the linux apocalypse] infoworld.com article
* 23 Apr 2014 [http://landley.net/notes-2014.html#23-04-2014 Rob Landley's Blog Thing for 2014]
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* [http://troubleshooters.com/linux/systemd/ (anti) systemd articles by Steve Litt]
* 12 Aug 2014 [https://lkml.org/lkml/2014/8/12/459 Open letter to the Linux World]
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* [http://skarnet.org/software/s6/systemd.html Laurent Bercot's (anti) systemd page]
* 18 Aug 2014 [https://www.infoworld.com/article/2608798/data-center/systemd--harbinger-of-the-linux-apocalypse.html Infoworld - systemd: Harbinger of the Linux apocalypse]
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* [https://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2014/10/msg00001.html preserve freedom of choice of init systems]*
* 19 Sep 2014 [https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=762194 Debian Bug #762194 "Automatic switch to systemd on wheezy->jessie upgrades"]
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* [http://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/linux/SystemdCrashAndMore The bad side of systemd: two recent systemd failures]
* 23 Sep 2014 [http://blog.lusis.org/blog/2014/09/23/end-of-linux/ blog dot lusis - The End of Linux]
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* [http://landley.net/notes-2014.html#23-04-2014 "...There are several problems with systemd unrelated to code quality..."]
* 26 Sep 2014 [http://judecnelson.blogspot.com/2014/09/systemd-biggest-fallacies.html Jude's blog - systemd: The Biggest Fallacies]
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* [https://suckless.org/sucks/systemd systemd is the best example of Suck (explained by suckless.org)]
* 04 Oct 2014 [https://fitzcarraldoblog.wordpress.com/2014/10/04/my-thoughts-on-systemd/ Fitzcarraldo's Blog - My thoughts on systemd]
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* [http://gentooexperimental.org/~patrick/weblog/archives/2013-10.html#e2013-10-29T13_39_32.txt Patrick's playground - systemd propaganda: It's a crap!]
* 16 Oct 2014 [https://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2014/10/msg00001.html debian-vote - preserve freedom of choice of init systems]
 
* 22 Nov 2014 [http://louwrentius.com/systemd-forward-secure-sealing-of-system-logs-makes-little-sense.html Louwrentius - Systemd Forward Secure Sealing of System Logs Makes Little Sense]
 
* 28 Nov 2014 [http://news.dieweltistgarnichtso.net/posts/systemd-assumptions-bullying-consent.html systemd: Assumptions, Bullying, Consent]
 
* 12 Dec 2014 [http://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/linux/SystemdCrashAndMore Chris's Wiki - The bad side of systemd: two recent systemd failures]
 
* 14 Dec 2014 [http://www.gabordemooij.com/index.php?p=/escape_from_systemd Gabor de Mooij - Escape from systemd]
 
* 09 Feb 2015 [http://mrpogson.com/2015/02/09/systemd-or-poettering-name-your-poison/ Robert Pogson - systemd Or Poettering, Name Your Poison]
 
* 14 Jun 2015 [http://www.steven-mcdonald.id.au/articles/systemd.shtml Why I dislike systemd]
 
* 11 Oct 2015 [http://blog.darknedgy.net/technology/2015/10/11/0/ Dark'n'Edgy - Structural and semantic deficiencies in the systemd architecture for real-world service management, a technical treatise]
 
* 17 Oct 2015 [https://bsdmag.org/randy_w_3/ BSD MAG - Problems with systemd and Why I like BSD Init (by Randy Westlund)]
 
* 29 Apr 2017 [http://www.galexander.org/systemd_sucks.html Gregor Alexander - systemd sucks]
 
* 31 Jul 2017 [http://fromthecodefront.blogspot.in/2017/07/systemd-pitfalls.html fromthecodefront - systemd pitfalls]
 
* 23 Oct 2017 [http://fromthecodefront.blogspot.in/2017/10/systemd-no.html fromthecodefront - systemd: Please, No, Not Like This]
 
 
* [http://skarnet.org/software/s6/systemd.html Skarnet - A word about systemd]
 
* [https://jdebp.eu/FGA/run-scripts-and-service-units-side-by-side.html A side-by-side look at run scripts and service units]
 
 
== Miscellaneous ==
 
 
* [https://pwnies.com/winners/#lamestvendor PwnieAwards 2017 - Lamest Vendor Response goes to Lennart Poettering for systemd] [https://twitter.com/dalmoz_/status/890397041674911745/photo/1 tweet]
 
 
'''Forum posts'''
 
 
 
* [https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic.php?id=4346 Fast boot?] in-the-wild discussion (workarounding slow OOTB systemd boot) "Performance tuning the boot process"
 
* [https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic.php?id=4346 Fast boot?] in-the-wild discussion (workarounding slow OOTB systemd boot) "Performance tuning the boot process"
* [http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=120652&p=570371 Combatting revisionist history]
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* [http://news.dieweltistgarnichtso.net/posts/systemd-assumptions-bullying-consent.html systemd: Assumptions, Bullying, Consent] disappeared from the Web
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* [https://lkml.org/lkml/2014/8/12/459 Open letter to the Linux World]
'''Bugs'''
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* [http://www.gabordemooij.com/index.php?p=/escape_from_systemd an experience shared by software engineer on systemd]
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* [http://mrpogson.com/2015/02/09/systemd-or-poettering-name-your-poison/ systemd Or Poettering, Name Your Poison]
* [https://github.com/coreos/rkt/issues/576 GitHub#576 - systemd requiring CAP_SYS_ADMIN weakening container safety in coreOS/rkt]
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* [http://www.webcitation.org/query?id=1399384468768939&date=%400&fromform=1 another list of technical points explaining why systemd is bad (by boycottsystemd.org)]
* [https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=668001#20 Debian#668001 "debootstrap: cant install systemd instead of sysvinit"] (2014 mailing list thread, 100+ msgs)
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* [https://igurublog.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/tso-and-linus-and-the-impotent-rage-against-systemd/ Ts’o and Linus And The Impotent Rage Against systemd]
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* [https://plus.google.com/+TheodoreTso/posts/4W6rrMMvhWU A realization that I recently came to while discussing the whole systemd controversy (by Theodore Ts'o)]
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* [http://louwrentius.com/systemd-forward-secure-sealing-of-system-logs-makes-little-sense.html systemd Forward Secure Sealing of System Logs Makes Little Sense]
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* [http://blog.gerhards.net/2011/11/journald-and-rsyslog.html journald and rsyslog]
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* [http://blog.gerhards.net/2011/11/what-i-dont-like-about-journald.html What I don't like about journald / Linux Journal]
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* [http://draketo.de/light/english/top-5-systemd-troubles Top 5 systemd troubles - a strategic view for distros]
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* [https://pwnies.com/winners/#lamestvendor Lamest Vendor Response 2017 #PwnieAwards goes to Lennart Poettering for systems f*ckups] [https://twitter.com/dalmoz_/status/890397041674911745/photo/1 photo]
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* [http://blog.darknedgy.net/technology/2015/10/11/0/ Structural and semantic deficiencies in the systemd architecture for real-world service management, a technical treatise]
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* [https://github.com/coreos/rkt/issues/576 systemd requiring CAP_SYS_ADMIN weakening container safety in coreOS/rkt]
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* [https://bsdmag.org/randy_w_3/ Problems with systemd and Why I like BSD Init (by Randy Westlund)]
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* [https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=668001#20 Debian Bug #668001 "debootstrap: cant install systemd instead of sysvinit"] (2014 mailing list thread, 100+ msgs)<br>
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* [http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=129881&start=165#p671030 "systemd" and "zeitgeist" daemons as great security risks]
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* [https://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/linux/SystemdTimesyncdFailure A timesyncd total failure and systemd's complete lack of debugability]
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* [https://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/linux/SystemdDynamicUserDangerous Systemd's DynamicUser feature is (currently) dangerous]
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* [[Local copy of boycottsystemd.org archive]]
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* [[non-English and multimedia presentations (external links)]]
   
'''Communities'''
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== Articles / HowTo / Tutorials instructing removal of systemd from affected distros ==
   
* [https://sysdfree.wordpress.com/ blogsite: systemd-free linux community]
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* [http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Prevent_systemd_installation How to Prevent systemd Installation] guide for users of various affected distros <!-- (<i>LastUpdated: July 2016</i>) -->
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20171215111518/http://www.troubleshooters.com/linux/init/manjaro_experiments.htm The Manjaro Experiments]
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* [http://systemd-free.artixlinux.org/ Arch Linux, systemd-free] comprehensive guide for an Arch/Arch-derivative systemd-free setup (and a [https://systemd-free.artixlinux.org/proof.php 35sec proof-of-concept] video demonstration)
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* [https://abchk1234.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/using-openrc-on-arch-archbang-manjaro-linux/ Using OpenRC on Arch / Archbang / Manjaro Linux]
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* [https://forum.antergos.com/topic/7570/an-easy-way-to-migrate-antergos-openbox-from-systemd-to-openrc An easy way to migrate Antergos (Openbox) from systemd to OpenRC] <!-- (Aug 2017) -->
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* [https://www.busybox.net/kill_it_with_fire.txt Life without systemd] Guide from BusyBox to replace systemd with runit on, say, a Fedora machine
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* [[How to remove systemd from a Debian Stretch installation]]
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* [[How to remove systemd from a Debian jessie/sid installation]]
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* [[How to remove systemd from an Ubuntu Xenial installation]]

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