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  • Canonical Continues Snap'ing Up Linux Gaming For Ubuntu

    Phoronix: Canonical Continues Snap'ing Up Linux Gaming For Ubuntu

    In addition to continued improvements to its Steam Snap for running that gaming client within Canonical's sandboxed confines, the latest Linux gaming component to receive similar treatment is now Feral Interactive's GameMode...

    https://www.phoronix.com/news/Ubuntu...Steam-GameMode

  • #2
    GameMode Snap? Why!

    To make games take 10 seconds longer to start? No thanks!

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    • #3
      Looks like canonical is snap'ing their user base number

      And also, canonical is trying to lock important apps behind snap, forcing everyone including other distro to use it.

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      • #4
        Performance governor: +50% performance. Using snaps: -50%?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mirmirmir View Post
          And also, canonical is trying to lock important apps behind snap, forcing everyone including other distro to use it.
          Really? Can you give an example of such apps?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by user1 View Post

            Really? Can you give an example of such apps?
            Firefox, Eclipse. The last one didn't even launch last time I tried.

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            • #7
              how exactly snapping an open source program prevent other distros from using it?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by user1 View Post

                Really? Can you give an example of such apps?
                Its pretty much evident canonical is nagging other companies to distribute their software with only snap and call it "app support for linux"

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                • #9
                  Snap is the first thing I remove from an Ubuntu installation. Linux Mint is the better Ubuntu for that reason.

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                  • #10
                    About to move to Mint, just because snap is such a drag.

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