Snaps Are Coming to Ubuntu 18.04 by Default, Kubuntu Could Also Adopt Them

Mark Shuttleworth’s all-snap Ubuntu system dream is soon becoming a reality as the Ubuntu developers are currently discussing a strategy to bring Snaps by default in the upcoming release, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Snap, the universal Linux binary format from Canonical, allows us to run the most recent versions of apps on day one. The developers of the Ubuntu MATE official Ubuntu flavor pioneered the concept of Snaps by default for their distribution with the release of Ubuntu MATE 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) by shipping a tiny PulseAudio mixer command-line app to get the pulse of the community.

As things went well on their side and no issues were reported by users so far, now the Ubuntu team laid down plans on a mechanism that should allow users to install Snaps on a freshly installed <stro… (read more)
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