Canonical Plans to Provide Two Ubuntu Versions, One Using .deb and Other using Snappy


Canonical is bringing some very significant changes to Ubuntu and that includes a new way of packaging and maintaining the system. That being said, the company will continue to provide support for both the .deb based and .snap based Ubuntu systems for a long time.

One of the most interesting decisions made by Canonical in the past couple of years, if we ignore the Ubuntu Touch systems, is to invest heavily in a new packaging system. An Ubuntu version built on Snappy is already out, but it's not aimed at desktop users. Now, Canonical is working to provide the first Ubuntu desktop flavors packed with Snappy instead of the classic .deb, but it will take a while.
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