With Snaps, Ubuntu 16.04 Makes App Updates Easier, Secure

One of the (few) sucky things about sticking with an Ubuntu LTS release is when newer versions of apps you love are released and you can’t install them.

Well, prepare to bid that pang of disappointment goodbye.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will come with support for Canonical’s (relatively new) Snap packaging format.

Snaps are the aspirin to the headache of dependency-addled app upgrades.

Source: With Snaps, Ubuntu 16.04 Makes App Updates Easier, Secure (OMG! Ubuntu!)
Related: Adding snaps for secure, transactional packages in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Ubuntu Insights)

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