# RE: Ditching Linux
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Recently [Slugmax] replied to [SparcIPX] on the topic of ditching
Linux for good. The reasons pertain primarily to systemd and a move
towards a Microsoftesque monoculture. I agree with the badness of
this. Personally, instead of ditching Linux, I switched to Gentoo on
my Thinkpad. My Gentoo installation uses openrc instead of systemd,
and even boots using lilo instead of grub (just for kicks, and the
tux icon header). I think this is a good choice for a PC OS.
Were I seeking to setup a new server at this time, I'd also opt
for a BSD, or possibly an [illumos] variant. I want a nice, lean
system, with only the stuff I need installed on it. As I have
stated previously on [lobste.rs] pertaining to making Linux into a
*platform*, I disagree with it completely.