Upgraded Ubuntu to 22.04, where Firefox is Snap by default. Wasn’t going to fight it, especially since Canonical has made 3 blog posts talking about how much faster they made Firefox on Snap.

Since then, I’ve had subtle but annoying issues.

  • Can’t Google things that have a colon after the first word- i.e. error: file not found doesn’t work
  • I get notifications for pending updates
  • Other apps like Gnome’s Software take a minute+ to load on my beefy computer

This isn’t even a meme. Snap is trash. I wanted to be neutral and not join the “hate train” but seriously. Snap is that bad.

  • @basiliscos@lemmy.ml
    12 years ago

    There is a “appimage” solution for developers. I.e. just make you app “fat” (let it bundles everything it needs into single executable), then user just downloads it and launches. Even automatic updates can be supported, afaik!

    “Appimage” (and flatpack etc.) shoud not be used instead of standard disto packages, like firefox, chromium etc.