Difference between Software App and Official App

Welcome to the Linux community.

In Linux world there are different package manager available to install and manage an application. Most popular ones apt , flatpak and snap.

  • apt works in debian/ubuntu based distros. It install an application in the native format thus there are no issues while using these application.

  • However flatpak and snap handle the things differently. There is already a thread here that explains how they work: Packaging formats and their use in Zorin OS . These formats sometimes may not give appropriate results as per the users need due to their sandboxed nature.

Any desk is available on the Software store as flatpak but in the official website they provide it in .deb pacage.

deb packages are also great they provide you the app in native format and these packages can be managed with apt. Since Zorin is based on Ubuntu, the deb file you got from anydesk's website works smoothly in Zorin.

Next time, when you use Software store in install an app, in the app description page look for the option source . If it's available for the app that you are trying to install then I suggest to select Zorin os package from it's menu then install it.