All so RH can sell a few more support contracts to the corporate world
The corporate world is still on RHEL5 where X is as fast as it should be or on RHEL6 where at least the applications still work even if they are not as quick remotely. The newer stuff with systemd isn't yet on the radar for vendors that have corporate software that wants to do stuff with "init" even if it is just to check if the software is licenced.
In a couple weeks there won't even be a way to get it running on Chrome, if you want to.
Yes I keep getting "the internet is broken and this PDF file is broken" from a couple of people that will not use anything other than Chrome. If it wasn't for all that malware out there taking advantage of shit Adobe and other code having a fallback "dangerous mode" would make sense.
systemd is not an init system. It's a service manager. Mischaracterization makes your opinions seem ignorant
No just someone who like myself has been paying attention to it for a while - it was initially "sold" as an init system and as the years passed creeping featurism turned it into a service manager. Hence the design having incremental changes that seemed like a good idea at the time but if considered at length would have been considered very bad ideas and not implemented (eg. binary logs subject to race conditions for an utterly spectacular bit of idiocy that would have been recognised as such by a programmer in the 1960s).
Except for the software that makes Linux audio actually fucking work.
Other people did ALSA.
PulseAudio broke on my home machine when I plugged in a new monitor and now it will only recognise that and not my onboard sound, making my speakers pointless. It will no longer work at all for me with anything run under WINE. With another system config files could be changed to undo the damage, but with PulseAudio that is not an option.
Keep in mind that Red Hat also pushed network manager (the thing that completely breaks network setups) as well and I don't think LP had a hand in that
NetworkManager was Lennart's project from the beginning, but it may have been handed off to someone else now.
I suppose he thinks he's on par with Linus
From his blog he thinks he could have done a far better job on the kernel than Linus, so that gives the impression that he thinks he is well beyond Linus. Maybe it will drive him to actually live up to his impression of himself after a few years so we should just put it down as annoying instead of a problem since it's still possible to use *nix without using his project.
Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later. -- F. Brooks, "The Mythical Man-Month"