Is it safe/ normal to install apps using snap? I have never done it in the past. I have always used sudo apt-get install method.
Yes. Some might argue safer as many snaps are strictly confined, so cannot reach beyond what they're permitted to access.
To which folder do applications installed with snap get installed?
They don't get "installed" in the traditional sense. The snap file is a compressed file which sits on disk as a read-only image. It's mounted when the snap is installed, and the files inside are uncompressed at runtime. They're not upacked onto directories on disk.
The snap file can usually be found in
/var/lib/snap/snapd/snaps and when mounted the files inside can be viewed in
Can other users on the same computer access these applications?
Yes. They're installed for all users. The user data will be separate for each user though. Typically in
There is a snapd process with root as owner always running. Is it normal?
Yes. Snaps automatically update, and it's the
snapd process which takes care of this.
snap list shows core installed. Is this normal?
core snap contains a minimal, stable, common Ubuntu runtime environment which the snapped application runs against. This ensures the same snap can be run on Ubuntu 17.10, 17.04, 16.04, 14.04 and other distributions like Debian, Fedora, OpenSUSE and others.