Yes, as I understand the decentralized distribution model of Flatpak isn't much diferent than PPAs.

Why not a federated solution? Like the fediverse. Various servers, talking to each other, building a common index.

Either way, yes, I'm certainly being unfair to Canonical. I just became skeptical after seeing, over the years, some so called good guys turn out bad!

Snap is collecting the geographic location of its users. Let's hope they keep to that.


What bothers me more on Snap is the centralized and closed source distribution by Canonical.

I'm new on Linux and maybe I'm being unfair to Canonical. But, for example, they're open that they gather Snap users data. Which data? Why they need it? How they intend to use it? Should we trust them?

Snapcraft.io even uses Google Analytics to track users πŸ™

Here’s the video of my talk β€œBeyond surveillance capitalism: alternatives, stopgaps, Small Web, and Site.js.” from Creative Mornings Istanbul on Friday.

Edited to fix the audio sync issue, add captions, chapters, and links to all the mentioned tools, etc.

Enjoy + please share! :)


The Mercedes W11 with a black livery :mastoflushed: What a beast!

Get in there, Lewis!

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Do you use uBlock Origin? Did you know that you can use the Better Blocker block list on it?

Just add the rules from here:


PS. If you have other rule sets, I’d recommend not mixing them as we go to great pains to ensure that we don’t break sites while protecting your/our privacy. If you are mixing rulesets, we can’t help you if things break :)

Just played Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice for a couple hours. What an immersive and beautiful game! I'm sure I will start hearing voices and got nightmares tonight, but who doesn't, right 😁

Thanks again for the game @amolith

I almost fully agree with Michael, if not that in their current state, and with the knowledge I have, I opted for not using snaps.

What are my issues/concerns with Snap?
- Long startup time;
- Lack of integration with system themes and icon packs;
- Centralized and closed source distribution.

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I'm new to Linux, but didn't take me long to knowledge the criticism around Snap which saw its most recent episode with the launch of Mint 20 and its developers decision for not only remove snap, but to prevent, as default, its installation.

Michael of @TuxDigital made this nice video summing up the criticism on Snap and giving his opinion on this Mint vs Snap clash!


I'm sorry. The dark days USA are facing aren't something to laugh about, but this is pure gold!

USA have become Pawnee
by :reddit: u/NoDopeOnSundaes

@xosem Thank you πŸ˜ƒ At some point I dared install Arch following the wiki and to my surprise it went really well and it pushed me to learn a lot of things on Linux. But with the knowledge I have I couldn't felt confortable using Arch. I'm afraid I would easily break something and then had to spend hours troubleshooting. But using Arch is in my horizon. Someday!

I have a copy of Cities: Skylines to gift. Anyone interested?

Cities: Skylines

βœ… Linux
βœ… Windows
βœ… Mac

Reply to this if you want the gift link!

TIL Git was created by Linus Torvalds to manage the development of Linux kernel.


Since the beginning of March I'm doing my first steps with Linux on desktop. Fortunately Ubuntu didn't play well with my hardware, what lead me to learn more about Linux. For now I'm happy using Manjaro with Gnome, but have a lot yet to explore and learn. Any sugestion? πŸ˜„


The 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual are about to begin. A mix of Pro and Sim racers, their teams and engineers. Everyone is taking it really serious and showing that sim racing isn't "just a game".


I have a copy of Cities: Skylines to gift. Anyone interested?

Cities: Skylines

βœ… Linux
βœ… Windows
βœ… Mac

Reply to this if you want the gift link!

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