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    SNAP IS CRAP! 20-year Ubuntu user saying "bye bye"

    I hate snap with the fiery passion of a thousand suns. Since Canonical is making snaps more and more mandatory with every new version, I am now researching new Linux distributions that do not use it. I wish there was a Ubuntu disto that eliminates the snap crap, like how Ubuntu Mate eliminated Gnome 3. I am leaning toward Mint, but PopOS looks promising also.

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    Re: SNAP IS CRAP! 20-year Ubuntu user saying "bye bye"

    Still running Kubuntu with no snaps.

    I used this to install Firefox.
    You also have to reset priorities as shown or it will reinstall the Firefox snap.
    https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/04/...t-ubuntu-22-04
    https://www.kubuntuforums.net/forum/...-without-snapd

    With 24.04 I will have to do the same for Thunderbird.
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    Re: SNAP IS CRAP! 20-year Ubuntu user saying "bye bye"

    You do realize you can install even 24.04 without snapd infrastructure...

    You mention Ubuntu MATE, thus aren't worried about flavors, where I performed QA (Quality Assruance) testing of flavors of 24.04 that installed a minimal system which is actually snap free too. Those systems have no disabled snap, so it can be easily installed too, but Ubuntu developers have documented many times how to disable snapd so it won't install.

    Note: the minimal system was not the default install, it was optional.

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    Re: SNAP IS CRAP! 20-year Ubuntu user saying "bye bye"

    Snap is easy to remove. I never run Ubuntu using snap of any kind.

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    Re: SNAP IS CRAP! 20-year Ubuntu user saying "bye bye"

    I got tired of removing snap with every install and quite happily moved to Linux Mint 21.3 Cinnamon Edition which works really well and is still based on ubuntu LTS. I am eagerly awaiting LM 22 which will be based on the newer 24.04 LTS.

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    Re: SNAP IS CRAP! 20-year Ubuntu user saying "bye bye"

    Just keep in mind that Mint = Ubuntu - snap + flatpak

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    Re: SNAP IS CRAP! 20-year Ubuntu user saying "bye bye"

    Quote Originally Posted by mnealbarrett View Post
    I hate snap with the fiery passion of a thousand suns.
    Healthy folks do not feel such passion for software that they did not create.
    Last edited by ian-weisser; April 29th, 2024 at 02:17 PM.

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    im not a lover of snaps but in Ubuntu 24.04 they have managed a vast improvement with the snap packages.
    the only one that i found to have problems was Gnome Boxes everything is running as expected ..
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    Re: SNAP IS CRAP! 20-year Ubuntu user saying "bye bye"

    Quote Originally Posted by ian-weisser View Post
    Healthy folks do not feel such passion for software that they did not create.
    +1
    I use all snap where available. It all takes care of itself with no problems. I don't get what all of the highchair banging is about.

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    Re: SNAP IS CRAP! 20-year Ubuntu user saying "bye bye"

    If it works I really couldn't care less whether it is deb, snap or flatpak. (Only a 12 year Ubuntu user though)

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