It's not just Snaps. Ubuntu has been steadily declining in quality for the desktop since the year 2010. That's twelve years of decline now.
Their focus is IoT and they don't spend much time on their desktop anymore. Their own engineers usually use macOS or windows on the desktop, and it shows.
Ubuntu OOMD just isn't that good as a technology I guess: https://www.phoronix.com/news/Linux-Mint-17-No-OOMD
You're right they solved a big problem but other things keep popping up:
When I do 'systemctl daemon-reexec' in a Fedora rawhide VM, I get: Jul 28 11:52:54 rawhide-uefi systemd-oomd: Failed to connect to /run/systemd/io.system.ManagedOOM: Connection refused...
Four days ago I upgraded my laptop from Ubuntu 20.04 LTS to 22.04 LTS. While this upgrade generally went very smoothly, a pop-up paused the process to tell me that henceforth Firefox would be pack...
The technology is just unstable right now, not ready at all to force it on people.
Fedora is as much supported as Ubuntu, it has packages that Ubuntu doesn't have. RPM is about as popular as DEB. SUSE and Red Hat are the two largest Linux companies and both use RPM..
I don't know but I just want to say it's about time Ubuntu is abandoned by desktop users. It has simply become one of the very worst Linux systems.
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