Yes, they do. Although I had read that they can be stopped in autostart settings
(at least when using Mint Cinnamon).
Thanks for letting me know. I would not touch flatpacks or snaps unless my computer would not run without them :(
Agreed. Problem is these packages are not getting vetted. Indeed, I think that's the idea, leaving it up to others outside of officials repository packagers.
Here was the fight about snaps on mate forumKBD wrote: ↑Thu May 17, 2018 1:51 pmDidn't know that about Ubuntu MATE and I used to use that one. I think Canonical would love to only use snaps as it would save them from having to package and maintain very much. And I'm sure it seemed a great idea at first, but in practice it is going to damage the image of Linux as secure, safe, and reliable. What really angered me is the Ubuntu blog/response played it down as no big deal that malware was placed in a snap package. I don't think Ubuntu has been really interested in anything but servers since they dropped the phone/convergence idea.
Putting aside the security concern, which is big, I don't like anything on my Linux computers automatically updating. I like to run updates when I'm ready and have control over my system. It looks like Ubuntu wants to be like Windows. And my experience with Windows tells me auto-updates are a bad idea. And installing software outside of a maintained repository is asking for trouble. I have a feeling these snap packages are going to shoved onto Linux users like them or not. I hope Debian can stay free of all that.mbooyzen wrote: ↑Thu May 17, 2018 3:57 pmHere was the fight about snaps on mate forum
https://ubuntu-mate.community/t/using-s ... mate/16485
Alot of other changes from Ubuntu's side that's faught from the community that goes by.
From Linux community this will reflect bad on canonical but yes, it will reflect badly to the whole project.
For me I'm glad to have moved to MX when I did.
Well that sounds like a sensible approach.