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Supported my most distros out of the box, and painless on Arch. See More
While there are attempts to try and keep Flatpak applications secure, most applications have filesystem=host, filesystem=home or device=all permissions, which allows the application to write to the disk anyway, meaning that one malicious update to an application can lead to a major security issue. See More
While Flatpak is a nice sandbox approach, I don't see Flatpak really taking off compared to Snaps. Flatpak packages are bloated compared to Snap counterparts, Sandbox is easily breakable (too weak sandboxing), and its very flimsy in support compared to other distro-agnostic packages. See More
Capuccino 's Experience
Snapcraft is designed with isolation and security in mind. All system and library definitions are defined from the core snap package instead of the host's, adding a security layer. Snaps are also designed not to arbitrarily access the host FS unless the snap is a classic snap. See More
SnapCraft. I don't use it enough to write a full review but I've used enough to give my pros and cons. See More
Lewis Crichton's Experience
The Core snap package is the heart of Snaps. This is always a required installation for first time Snap installs as it is a price you pay for using Snaps and its security advantages. However, this snap package is very small (around 65MB) so it should not worry you. See More