[BALUG-Talk] Linux Users' Group of Davis, May 18: "Systemd: The Modern Linux init System You Will Learn to Love"

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Wed May 13 13:39:19 PDT 2015

The Linux Users' Group of Davis (LUGOD) will be holding the following meeting:

  May 18, 2015
  7:00pm - 9:00pm

  Systemd: The Modern Linux init System You Will Learn to Love
  presented by Alison Chaiken

    The controversial "systemd" -- a suite of system management daemons,
    libraries, and utilities designed as a central management and
    configuration platform for the Linux computer operating system --
    has absorbed "udev", and purported to replace "syslog" with the
    "journal" daemon.

    Recent decisions by Debian and Ubuntu to adopt "systemd" assure its
    prominence as a Linux init system.  Users and sysadmins are predictably
    horrified.  In fact, "systemd" is winning wide acceptance, our speaker
    says, because it is simpler, easier to use, and better documented than
    its competition.  Alison Chaiken will describe how to get started with
    systemd, discuss some problems with it, and perform some simple demos.

About the speaker:

  Alison Chaiken is a senior software engineer at the Embedded
  Software Division of Mentor Graphics, working in embedded Linux and
  middleware.  She was in the recent past a MeeGo Technical Consultant
  at Nokia Mobility Solutions, and describes herself as 'a recovering
  physicist', who has computed primarily on Unix since the days of the
  VAX 11/750.  Before her work at Nokia, she worked on pervasive computing
  projects at HP Labs, then moved to Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
  to write instrument control and user interface software.

This meeting will be held at:

  Yolo County Public Library, Mary L Stephens Davis Branch
  315 East 14th Street
  Davis, CA 95616

For more details on this meeting, visit:


For maps, directions, public transportation schedules, etc., visit:


About LUGOD:

  The Linux Users' Group of Davis is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
  dedicated to the Linux computer operating system and other Open Source
  and Free Software.

  Since 1999, LUGOD has held regular meetings with guest speakers
  in Davis, California, as well as other events in Davis and the greater
  Sacramento region.  Events are always free and open to the public.

  You can 'like' LUGOD on Facebook at:
  join the LUGOD group on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lugod/
  and find us on LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=35879

  Please visit our website for more details:  http://www.lugod.org/

Bill Kendrick
Public Relations Officer
Linux Users' Group of Davis

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