356: Ubuntu Snaps: Universally Helping Linux or Snapocalypse?

On this episode of Destination Linux (356), On this week’s episode, we’re going to talk about Snaps…do they deserve the hate they receive or is it time to reconsider? We’re also going to cover a new OS from Huawei that claims it’s kernel is 3x better than Linux. Plus, we have our tips, tricks and software picks for you. Lets get this show on the road toward Destination Linux!

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00:00:00 Intro
00:00:55 Community Feedback
00:16:51 KOLIDE – [link]
00:20:51 Snaps: Time to Reconsider?
00:54:38 LINBIT – [link]
00:55:56 Linux Alternative: “3x More Efficient” – [link]
01:08:37 Gaming: Familiars.io – [link]
01:13:05 Software Spotlight: MetaData Cleaner – [link]
01:14:26 Tips and Tricks: Snap Install
01:15:40 Events
01:16:48 Outro

Tip of the Week

If you want to give Snaps a try but are not on an Ubuntu based distro…don’t fret. Despite Snaps being created by Canonical…they can be used on most distros.

  • As an example:

    • Fedora just type: sudo dnf install snapd – [link]
    • With Arch Snap is available in the AUR – [link]
    • How to install in openSUSE – [link]
    • other distros – [link]
  • You may need to enable them with systemctl command post install using:

    • sudo systemctl enable –now snapd.socket

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  1. Hey Everyone ! great show so far ( I’m listening currently ) !

    I want to chime in on the conversation on Snaps. I personally do not care for them or AppImages for various reasons, but I have to add that there are many applications being served via Docker/Podman images as well. If anything, because of Immutable distro’s becoming more popular of late, They also need to be mentioned in this debate.

    OCI images will become more prevalent whether in server or on the desktop. Their use in tools like toolbox , distrobox and the aforementioned podman & docker will offer a more streamlined and secure experience as opposed to AppImages and Snaps.

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