I’d just like to interject for a moment. What you’re referring to as GNU/Linux, is in fact, systemd/GNU/Linux, or as I’ve recently taken to calling it, systemd plus GNU/Linux. GNU/Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning systemd system made useful by the systemd corelibs, systemd daemons, and systemd utilities comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX.
I just recently learned how much problematic systemd is:
- It tries to do way too much for an init system, which is against the Unix philosophy.
- As it does too many things, its code base is more than 1 million line long, which in turn leads to some more problems:
- It has some security concerns.
- It has poor cross-platform compatibility.
Trying to do too many things make it worse.
I currently don’t find time and energy and enough incentive to switch my whole system to something else, but if that sounds like a dealbreaker for you, find a non-systemd distribution, you can find one in this following website: https://sysdfree.wordpress.com/2019/10/12/135/
By the way, Alpine Linux is a super lightweight distribution that is neither GNU nor systemd.