Ubuntu Knocks On Docker In Latest Snaps Promotion

Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 17 May 2023 at 09:39 AM EDT. 32 Comments
While for an Ubuntu desktop user that is used to running Snap versions of Firefox and other desktop application sandboxing it may seem strange for Canonical to be comparing Snaps to Docker containers, the emphasis of their comparison is on the IoT/edge computing side where they are trying to better position Snaps as a superior alternative to using Docker containers.

Ubuntu maker Canonical published an info-graphic today where they are comparing Snaps to Docker and complements their earlier marketing material where they talk about the "challenges and alternatives" to Docker containers for IoT deployments and how Docker projects can be migrated to Snaps and leverage Snapcraft tooling.

Below is one of their comparison graphics where they compare Docker and Canonical Snapcraft:

Canonical infographic

Those interested can find Canonical's Snap-focused comparison via this Ubuntu.com blog post.

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