>>332>> Why is Linux finally moving to standard systems after years of the user base asking for it?
This is pretty much it. Linux was in desperate need for some unification.
The solution they came up with, well, it is horrible, but so is the whole Linux ecosystem :-)
The emphasis has been for over a decade been placed in many things but Unix. Linux is a big player in the enterprise and commercial work now, and that means appealing to the white collars.
I don't like the principles behing systemd, but there are non-systemd alternatives (even non-GNU linux alternatives like alpine!) because of the nature of the project.
What I'm saying is: the nature of the project made necessary and it's target audience encouraged the approach taken by systemd, but it's nature also makes possible to use linux in many other ways. It's been an idea of mine using linux without any unix-style userland and instead make a userland of my own (I'm not up to the task yet though).
The point is that you are not forced to use systemd (or perhaps you are, at work! but work is not supposed to be pleasant anyway), it's not taking over your computer, unless you use a mainstream enterprise "user friendly" distribution.
Systemd is it's own thing, it will continue to grow, and it's taking over the commercial world like windows did with personal computing years ago. Just don't use it. There are alternatives.