@arkhane When you select an app from the Software Store on Zorin, you sometimes get presented with a Snap of that app. FYI, Snap is app packageing method which installs the app, complete with its dependencies, in what could be described as a sandbox. That sometimes restricts interaction.
The way to check is to scroll down to the bottom of the app’s description in the Software Store and check if it says “Snap” or from a normal apt repository.
…but Linux start to be a real pain in the a**…why should this take hours to install an app…?
I then downloaded just right now a tar.bz2 from the official mozilla site and when I extract it says that the folder is empty…do not understand how linux can pretend to be that good when it take hours to install an app that will take less 2 minutes on Windows…
i uninstalled the snap
I downloaded the tar.bz2 from Mozilla directly and extracted the files with the contextual (right click) to get a “folder is empty”…!
I then used an another way with the terminal…could install it but…once restarted the PC: not only it did not kept the local folder (same with snap) but ALSO I no longer have my icons on the desktop…
How can we work like that…??? Didn’t knew linux was so much ■■■■
thks…that’s what I did…this install did the same in the end…Iit does not keep the link local folder to the data drive…
I could use zorin as pure standalone but so far it does not allow itunes, depending on the app some must be installed a specific way, some others will be installed other way etc…too much burden. As a user I am looking for something convenient…so far I more than disappointed…
Well, first- Nothing must be installed in a Specific way. Where you see different installation methods- I see options. But all installation methods work.
It IS true that Canonicals Snap Packages step away from FOSS and are Far More Restrictive and for this reason; I step away from Snap.
I do not believe that the Installation is what is at fault with your Thunderbird. I never use Thunderbird, so lack experience in helping you. But perhaps I can help you find other users experiences:
What I have experienced is using Windows and using Linux. For the years I used Windows, some things were very easy (or… convenient). But when things were not easy or not convenient… troubleshooting an “operation” that “performed an illegal operation” or “error 0x0003744” was like pulling teeth. From a walrus. A grumpy walrus.
Finding help on Windows Troubleshooting was like trying to find water in the desert. Though there were plenty of lemonade stands scattered around all offering glasses of sand.
For a person to set up a New system which is different than what they are used to and is totally unfamiliar, is daunting. I think you’re doing well.
I was not expecting you to use a tar for Thunderbird. That is a bit extreme.
There are 2 Thunderbird downloads available in the Software Store if you do a Search for “Thunderbird”. Find the one that has 4 stars (not 3 stars which is Snap), and install that.