Re: A BIG favor please, El Reg...
Thanks for the donation. :D
Something to think about regarding this statement:
"I predict MX-17.1 will be a first-place contender before much longer...and systemd-free, by the way."
Please read this page https://mxlinux.org/wiki/system/systemd. MX Linux ships with systemd disabled just as it would be done in Debian. I have had discussions with some folks involved with MX Linux and understand from that that the hard systemd dependencies appearing in an ever-increasing number of packages are not removed. So if you want to run one of those applications, you would have to switch to systemd to use it. There will likely come a time when so many packages will require a systemd hook that it won't be worth switching back and forth. This tipping point is the fallacy of init freedom that Debian has in place. It is a Trojan horse leading the way to a systemd OS.