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Linux Mint dumps Snap for good reasons

Published: Saturday, June 6, 2020 written by Andy Flagg
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Keywords: Linx Mint, Ubuntu, Snap, Dropped



if there is ever a good reason to support Linux Mint, now is the time
 
and I quote from the SLASHDOT post:
 
"Fast forward to now, and that's still the case with Chromium, and Clem has had enough: "In the Ubuntu 20.04 package base, the Chromium package is indeed empty and acting, without your consent, as a backdoor by connecting your computer to the Ubuntu Store. Applications in this store cannot be patched, or pinned. You can't audit them, hold them, modify them, or even point snap to a different store. You've as much empowerment with this as if you were using proprietary software, i.e. none. This is in effect similar to a commercial proprietary solution, but with two major differences: It runs as root, and it installs itself without asking you." 
 
REF: Linux Mint dumps SNAP support

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