Why snap and flatpak are so important to Linux

systemd decided the flame wars needed to be rekindled and boy, were they. To this day, there are those who despise systemd (though it’s here to stay).

But the community wasn’t satisfied with only one flame war, so it started another. This time around, it was snap and flatpak. However, this go round, something a bit different came into being. The snap/flatpak flame war wasn’t only pitting one against the other, it saw members of the community lashing out at both technologies together.