To celebrate the Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish releaseCanonical released a new infographic showing how Snaps packages have fared around the world.
Titled “Snaps in Numbers,” this infographic focuses on the numbers in Snaps, Canonical's universal format that allows publishing applications across Linux distributions in a very simple way. This technology, called Snappy at its launch, allows you to launch safe and easy updates for your favorite applications.
Snaps in numbers
According to the infographic, there are just over 4100 Snap packages available for download on the Canonical store, available by default on all Ubuntu operating systems, as well as having support for more than 41 different distributions in the Linux ecosystem.
The infographic also shows that Snaps are used by people around the globe and there are more than 100,000 Snaps installed daily in the cloud, servers, containers, desktop and IoT (Internet of Things), this leads to a total of 3 million installations. monthly.
The most popular Snaps on the desktop include Firefox, VLC, Media Player, Slack, Spotify, Skype, and Plex Media Server. In the cloud and servers, the most popular Snaps are AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Kubernetes, and Heroku. OpenHub, Kura, Node-RED, and Home Bridge are the most popular for IoT.
If you have not tried installing applications through Snaps, the infographic tells you why. They are very fast, automatic updates and are very secure. You can check if your favorite applications are available in the Official website.