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My Thoughts on Systemd on RHEL7

This blog post discusses my viewpoint that systemd adds no value when used on an enterprise server such as RHEL7 and, in fact, results in a misuse of scarce corporate or governmental resources for no discernable increase in security or productivity.

Revisiting Systemd D-Bus Interfaces

This blog looks in detail at systemd’s hostnamectl and timedatectl utilities and their associated daemons.

Boycott Systemd

Finally people are beginning to wake up and understand that systemd and Lennart Poettering, who works for Red Hat, is a cancer that will destroy and splinter the Linux ecosystem. According to a new movement, boycottsystemd.org: It represents a monumental increase in complexity, an abhorrent and violent slap in the face to the Unix philosophy, and its inherent domineering and viral nature turns it into something akin to a “second kernel” that is spreading all across the Linux ecosystem. I could not agree more. systemd flies in the face of the Unix philosophy: “do one thing and do it well,”

Exploring PackageKit's GNOME Software

This post explores the underbelly of the new GNOME Software application installer and updater tool.

PackageKit D-Bus Abstraction Layer

In this post, I demonstrate how to use the PackageKit D-Bus abstraction layer to perform high level package management operations including adding and removing packages.