Articles Tagged snaps

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Hey Microsoft, why is the Skype Snap app hopelessly outdated?

The official Skype Snap app for Linux has not been updated in nearly six months, and Microsoft is yet to say why. When introducing the cross-distro build in early 2018, the company said the Skype […]

9 July 2019
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Easily Install Snap Apps on elementary OS with ‘Snaptastic’

Snaps are a ‘must try’ thing in Linuxland, and because they work across multiple Linux distributions, from Arch to Fedora, it’s dead simple to sample ’em! But what about on elementary OS? In this article […]

8 June 2019

Snap Apps Now Launch 6x Faster

Sick of slow Snap app startup times? Ubuntu devs have some news: they've solved an issue that affected loading times for newly installed Snap apps.

28 March 2019
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Snappy Is Finally Doing Something About Super Large App Sizes

Ubuntu is finally doing something to tackle the size of Snap apps, albeit only for GNOME apps at present. A new GNOME platform snap is available in for testing in the testing channel of the Snap […]

11 June 2017
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This Short Video Tells You Everything You Need to Know about Snappy

A new video published by the developers behind Snappy gives a concise introduction the distro-agnostic technology and why you might want to use it.

14 April 2017

What’s Next for Ubuntu Desktop? Mark Shuttleworth Shares His Plans

Mark Shuttleworth has revealed more about what's next for the Ubuntu desktop following last week's dramatic news that the next LTS release will use GNOME.

9 April 2017