I just came across this video of Linus Torvalds and he was not only right, but I'm amazed at how much insight he had regarding what needs to be done on desktop Linux!

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  • flatpak

    Linux application sandboxing and distribution framework

    Ah? Maybe you like your fonts with a touch of aliasing?

  • snapd

    The snapd and snap tools enable systems to work with .snap files.

    Second, and I hate to take the side of Canonical, but you're so full of falsehoods I might as well. Snapd (the client end) is open source, it's the store side that's not: https://github.com/snapcore/snapd

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  • xdg-desktop-portal

    Desktop integration portal

    https://github.com/flatpak/xdg-desktop-portal/issues/655 should fix that hopefully. The more people try and use flatpak and expose shortcomings, the more features it gains.

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