Hello Linux Geeksters. After a lot of debates, the Debian Technical Committee has decided to make Red Hat’s systemd the default init service manager of Debian Jessie. Not long after that, Canonical’s Mark Shuttleworth has announced that Ubuntu will support Debian’s decision, will contribute at the porting of systemd and will adopt it, when it will be ready for usage on Debian systems.
When an important decision like this is taken, usually all the forks adopt the change, but this is not mandatory. Linux Mint’s Clement Lefebvre said that the decision to switch to systemd on their Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) has not been taken yet.
While LMDE 2.0 Betsy is still in early development, we know for sure that GTK 3.14 will be added and some themes and parts of Cinnamon will get adopted.
For those who don’t know, Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) is a semi-rolling Linux distro based on Debian, available for both 32 bit and 64 bit systems and using MATE or Cinnamon as default desktop environments. LMDE is not compatible with the Ubuntu-based Linux Mint systems, due to the fact that it is build on Debian, while the regular Linux Mint systems are Ubuntu based.