How to Install Snap Applications on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


Ubuntu 16.04LTS was released by Canonical back in April last year. Among some of the key new features it brought, one was a new packaging format dubbed Snap. To refresh, here’s an excerpt from our Ubuntu 16.04 overview tutorial that explains the what and why of Snap:

So, why Snap? Well, this new packaging system is aimed at making package installation
 and maintenance easier. For example, unlike the existing system, wherein it’s on you to
 resolve all version-related conflicts of dependencies for a software being installed, Snaps
 allow developers to put in everything on which their software depends in the package 
itself, effectively making them self-contained and independent of the system on 
which they are being installed.

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