I had been using Raspbian Jessie without systemd for a while until yesterday. It works fine, but I don't think it's anything to get very excited about. In general, Jessie will provide newer versions of libraries and newer versions of many applications. It will also allow compiling more recent software which isn't possible or isn't as easy when using what Wheezy provides. Wheezy is very dated at this point. I think I've noticed certain performance improvements while using Jessie, but I don't have any specific numbers to provide you and I wouldn't say there is a huge difference.Tom_A wrote:I keep debating installing Jessie, but I'm wondering what stability is like when you disable Systemd. For those who are using Jessie without Systemd, what is the user experience like? Do you prefer it to Wheezy? What have you noticed that has been added? Do you find performance to be better? I know that Systemd is supposed to have better performance, for example, quicker booting, (assuming it actually works) but have there been any other performance improvements not related to Systemd?
Raspbian Jessie with systemd also works fine for me now.
If you ask more specific questions, you might get more specific answers.