So, I saw in a thread yesterday or this morning someone had reduced their boot time by 10 full seconds, just by removing the snapd package. 10 seconds!??! I was blown away to imagine. And being a rainy quarantined Monday, I figured, let's break my computer and give it a shot. I completely shut down, and started up. 18.6 seconds total for me.
I only had one application downloaded by snap - skype. I completely removed skype, and then removed snapd, and tried again. 18.6 seconds down to 12.8 seconds. . .
Holy hell. I just saved 6 seconds or 30% on my boot time by uninstalling 1 package I don't really need.
Has anyone else seen or had this experience? What gives that makes it SO heavy on bootup? Or is it just me and one other person who have seen this and we're just outliers?
Edit: This was the comment that peaked my interest to give this a shot. I couldn't believe it. Thanks @TechnikHiLL