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Snap vs Flatpack

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:40 pm
by MurphCID
What is the real difference, if any in these two? I know Mint has flatpacks which are apparently the future of Linux apps, but are Snaps the same thing? I am also unsure what "sandboxing" means since i am still a Linux newbie.

Re: Snap vs Flatpack

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:45 pm
by Namf_Mint
I too would like an answer to this question (and I am sorry I do not have an answer for you, original poster).

Re: Snap vs Flatpack

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:08 pm
by MurphCID
Not at all, I am glad others have the same question.

Re: Snap vs Flatpack

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:17 pm
by RIH

Re: Snap vs Flatpack

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:17 pm
by murray
Sandboxing is a software management strategy that isolates applications from critical system resources and other programs. It provides an extra layer of security that prevents malware or harmful applications from negatively affecting your system. More info

Re: Snap vs Flatpack

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:52 pm
by slipstick
Here are some links to more info - I don't have any personal experience with these, so no idea which is best.

AppImage and similar projects - comparison
Snapcraft, AppImage, Flatpak - Which is best?
Snappy, Flatpak, and AppImage

Re: Snap vs Flatpack

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:25 am
by MurphCID
Thank you, good reading. I agree with the sandboxing idea, anything that makes my system more secure and less vulnerable to hackers is a good thing.