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[Video] Systemd Helps Microsoft Break Apart Linux and Hijack the Vocabulary

posted by Roy Schestowitz on May 13, 2024

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Systemd and Halloween Documents
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THE Microsoft thugs have captured a program that controls the first user and process, "zero". In the process they hijack and potentially eliminate the original/s.

This is today's second video, but we have more to come, we just spread that batch (of five) across 2-3 days. This one video is probably a bit late, as shallow coverage about the issue goes a week back (e.g. "Systemd Looks to Replace sudo with run0") and there's a bunch of videos already (e.g. "Systemd Wants To Replace Your Sudo!?!"). To be clear, as an associate put it, systemd is not an init system, though it contains one. Sadly Debian and its derivatives fell for it. As this associate put it: "The mob which wrested control of Debian away from the developers and other technically-oriented volunteers has painted itself into a corner."

Now "Poettering continues his assault on Linux at the behest of his masters at Microsoft. The run0 wrapper for that turd Polkit is moving the infected distros further down the decommoditization of Linux path, as outlined in the "Halloween Documents"..."

My own thoughts are in the video; it certainly seems like Microsofters just mostly hijack the word "sudo" and now try to deprecate the original.

Our associate believes this is a severe problem and will "introduce a ton of 'bugdoors' (bugdoor == privilege escalation bugs which are accidentally made but very slowly repaired only after the agencies are given a headsup about how to exploit them.)"

What Microsoft's Poettering is pushing isn't mature or well tested. Do we really want to re-engineers those bits? systemd's track record when it comes to security is absolutely atrocious, but when systemd holes are found the media is quick to blame "Linux". The recent "Xz backdoor" (which the media called "Linux backdoor") was facilitated by systemd, which is developed using Microsoft's proprietary platform, GitHub. Incidentally, that attack was made possible by social engineering in GitHub.

Poettering is not a friend of Linux. He is promoting Microsoft and heckling Linus Torvalds.

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