Want to migrate over from Snaps to Flatpaks on your Linux machine? Well, unsnap is a new tool in the early stages that will help you do just that.
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Not all snaps are available as flatpaks, Firefox is one I can think of.

firefox is one of the first things you see on the flathub homepage because it’s top of the popular apps along with spotify…

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Is there a consensus on snaps vs flaks?

Across the board, everything Snaps do Flatpak does, and then Snap is also trash for a bunch of reasons

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in what ways are snaps trash?

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Proprietary servers. The only place you can get snaps is from Snapcraft.

who’s paying the bills for Flathub?

Arthur Besse
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There are currently six companies listed here, but, the important thing is that the flatpak client software can install things from places other than flathub (and the server-side software running flathub is free software).

The snapcraft server-side software is closed source, and even if someone reimplemented it they would also need to fork the snapd client software as the snapcraft URLs are hardcoded and not reconfigurable.

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