Snapping at Canonical's Snap: Linux Mint team says no to Ubuntu store 'backdoor'

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  1. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    Snapping at Canonical's Snap: Linux Mint team says no to Ubuntu store 'backdoor'
    Version 20 will ship without any snap packages, snapd daemon
    June 2, 2020

    https://www.theregister.com/2020/06/02/linux_mint_team_snap/
    Neowin: Linux Mint 20 reins in belligerent snapd over stealth installs
     
  2. fblais

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    On their blog, https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3906, the developers also wrote:

     
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    Linux Mint Dumps Ubuntu Snap

    https://news.slashdot.org/story/20/06/05/2148219/linux-mint-dumps-ubuntu-snap

    ...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."


    So is Mint dumping Snap now as in it's safe & Snap free to install 2020-03-20: Distribution Release: Linux Mint 4 "LMDE"? Or do we have to wait for the next Mint Distribution Release?
     
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    As name LMDE implies this version is based on Debian, not on Ubuntu.
     
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    Great TY RP.

    Just noticed though on the Mint download page I had to choose other versions to get to the Linux Mint 4 LMDE version download links. On the default download page all that's offered are the Ubuntu based versions.
     
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    I see this when I hover the mouse over the download link:

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