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Why Ubuntu plans to replace traditional Linux packages with something better


Why Ubuntu plans to replace traditional Linux packages with something better PCWorld

Source: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2942267/w...

Ubuntu is about to undergo a dramatic overhaul.

No, I don’t mean the huge shift to a converged Unity 8 desktop with the Mir display server, although that’s also coming. Ubuntu is going to move past Deb packages and apt-get in favor of Snappy, which is currently used for cloud images.

Canonical’s Ubuntu isn’t the only project looking to replace Linux packages with something better. The GNOME project is working on a sandboxed, cross-distribution application package framework.

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Snappy packages seem awesome.  Isolating the OS from apps is a potential lifesaver.  Deduplication will probably help from a storage standpoint, but storage is such a cheap commodity is it even worth it?

Not worth it in terms of the dollar costs, but worth it in terms of the mental energy cost. 

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