I know that snap is a new way to go for ubuntu strategy, but I am having many problems with snap approach.
Problems encountered, up to now:
1) take 5x more time to mount a partition (lots of disk activity)
2) many applications have permission problems, lets take gimp as an example.
2.1) Gimp take 3x more time to open. It opens NTFS partitions (and other non-local too) with permission problems, making it very difficult to save files back to it, and usually you will have to save to your local /home or loose your work.
3) code reuse is not optimized, many say, HDD space is cheap, not true for SSD, and also in many countries HDD/SSD are very expensive.
4) If you don't use a bleeding edge hardware setup you will have very por response time. This is specially sad, because this is the M$ way of thinking (of doing the "consumption" trail - buy, buy, buy!).
Notice for the readers, I do understand that SNAP and docker and similar products have the fundamental idea of solving the developer dependencies conflict problems and to try to minimize the chances to "break" installations, but we all know there are many other ways to control this, but seam to be neglected in the last few years.
5) For the original spirit of "ubuntu" the system must be "for all" and not for the "few", so it seams to me that 'snap' is just a 'easy' way to address this paradox, but neglecting the 'many' that cannot afford a top last release, expensive, high performance hardware.
So finally, the question for this post: how to remove snap from Ubuntu 18.04 (and later releases) before and after install, or get a non-snap release ? Where is the repository ?