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Time to Abandon Systemd?

Systemd, an initd replacement, is an abomination visited initially upon Fedora users by Lennart Poettering and Kay Sievers and later adopted by a number of other distributions. Even Alan Cox, who recently announced his departure from Intel and Linux kernel development, is unhappy with some aspects of it. From a recent post on his Google+ page: So Fedora 18 seems to be the worst Red Hat distro I’ve ever seen. The new installer is unusable, the updater is buggy. When you get it running the default desktop has been eviscerated to the point of being slightly less useful than a