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Is Flatpak and Snaps Linux package management going to die or survive?

Flatpak and Snaps are designed to avoid package hell on Linux distributions. Flatpak is nothing but a software tool for software deployment, package management, and application virtualization for Linux desktop. Snappy (“snaps”) is same as Flatpak – a software deployment and package management system originally designed and built by Canonical for the Ubuntu.

From the post:

The world of Linux has long been divided into tribes, or distros as we called them. But what actually makes a distro? The packages it uses? The people who put those packages together? The philosophy behind the choices the people who put the packages together make? The question of what makes a distro is actually very difficult on to answer and it’s about to get even more difficult.

There’s a change coming to the world of Linux that’s potentially big enough to make us rethink what a distro is and how it works. That change is Ubuntu’s Snap packages and the parallel effort dubbed Flatpaks.

While these two projects differ in the details, for the purposes of this article I’ll consider them the same thing and use the terms interchangeably.

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