No, you are definitely wrong. Systemd is only sold into the larger distros and forced down on sysadmins all over the world. Not unlike how Windows was pushed.
Systemd != Linux and Linux != Systemd.
Systemd is very much like a prison that locks up users into a closed community. Very much like Windows.
Might be the choice of distro that I'll go for next install then.
What's the upsides?
The major downsides are that it's impossible to figure out what's going on and that the log files are binary instead of using syslog.
It's still a bug in systemd, there's no excuse.
Looks like we have a nuke installed in our system that's just waiting to explode under the right circumstances.
Unfortunately systemd isn't solving anything, it is a elephant sized turd that introduces too many ways to be misconfigured and causing security problems.
It may remove some work for some people but it adds a lot of work for system managers by new binary logs in formats that can't be processed without special tools and a headache when it has to be reconfigured to suit the specific environment it's going to be used in.
And still there are people swearing by systemd - probably because they never have to provide support on the production systems that runs it.
Another contributing factor is that if it's hard to configure right then there will be security holes causing a lot of headache for system administrators. In most cases as long as you get something working you are satisfied even if you don't know why it's working - and then you may have a security gap the size of Grand Canyon in place as well.
I'm just waiting for the first major security hole in systemd due to the case that it's trying to do everything.
Or used as a monitor to a PC if you are lucky.
To some extent it makes sense, the video on demand is an option, but it depends on the TV set or a separate box.
We're here to give you a computer, not a religion. - attributed to Bob Pariseau, at the introduction of the Amiga