Using Flatpak on Ubuntu and Other Linux Distributions [Complete Guide]

Using Flatpak on Ubuntu and Other Linux Distributions [Complete Guide]

Flatpak is a new universal packaging format from Fedora. Enabling Flatpak will give you access to the easy installation of many Linux applications. Here’s how to use Flatpak in Ubuntu and other Linux distributions.

Installing an application in Linux is as easy as opening the Software Center, searching and installing it. The applications which are not available in the App Stores can be installed via the DEB or RPM packages. Some of them are available via PPAs (for Debian based distributions) and if nothing, one can build from the source code.

There are some limitations though. The App Stores do not generally have the latest release of an application, handling dependencies can be tiresome and the PPAs may not always be safe! And, building from the source requires some terminal hands-on.

With several Linux distributions and the package management systems, there was a need of a Universal Packaging system that could run an application irrespective of what Linux distribution you are using. Canonical thought of it and created Snaps. There is also an independent universal software package called AppImage where you download an application and run it without actually installing the application.

Along with Snaps and AppImage, there is another universal package system called Flatpak from Fedora. This guide will show you how to install and use Flatpak on most Linux distributions along with its advantages.

See the guide at https://itsfoss.com/flatpak-guide/

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Using Flatpak on Ubuntu and Other Linux [Complete Guide] | It's FOSS
Flatpak is a new universal packaging format from Fedora. Enabling Flatpak will give you access to the easy installation of many Linux applications. Here’s how to use Flatpak in Ubuntu and other Linux distributions.

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