Re: Using Snap comes at a cost
It also takes a lot of space. I run small VMs for different purposes (general browsing, secure browsing, dev, etc).
I noticed I started running low on HDD space on them. Culprit? SNAP. It was keeping old versions of libraries that were not even needed. I couldn't find a way to remove them. So I nuked whole Snap (which was pretty much only used by Firefox) and replaced with Firefox from launchpad. Space saving: 5GB.
This is just ridiculous, considering that whole OS with LibreOffice and stuff is 11GB.
Snap also creates tons of mountpoints (one per app) slowing down startup/shutdown considerably. Yes, it may not be visible on dev workstation, but is as hell on quad core VM.