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Zero Install is a means of distributing and packaging software for multiple operating systems (Linux and Unix-like, macOS, and Windows). [1]

25 relations: AppImage, Application directory, Application virtualization, APT (Debian), Autopackage, ClickOnce, Cross-platform, GNU Lesser General Public License, Internet, Java Web Start, Linux, Listaller, MacOS, Microsoft Windows, OCaml, Package manager, Persistent data structure, Portable application creators, Privilege escalation, Progressive Web Apps, ROX Desktop, Software, Superuser, Unix, XAML Browser Applications.


AppImage is a format for distributing portable software on Linux without needing superuser permissions to install the application.

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Application directory

An application directory is a grouping of software code, help files and resources that together comprise a complete software package but are presented to the user as a single object.

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Application virtualization

Application virtualization is software technology that encapsulates computer programs from the underlying operating system on which it is executed.

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APT (Debian)

Advanced Package Tool, or APT, is a free software user interface that works with core libraries to handle the installation and removal of software on Debian, Ubuntu and other Linux distributions.

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Autopackage is a free computer package management system aimed at making it simple to create a package that can be installed on all Linux distributions, created by Mike Hearn around 2002.

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ClickOnce is a component of Microsoft.NET Framework 2.0 and later, and supports deploying applications made with Windows Forms or Windows Presentation Foundation.

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In computing, cross-platform software (also multi-platform software or platform-independent software) is computer software that is implemented on multiple computing platforms.

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GNU Lesser General Public License

The GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) is a free software license published by the Free Software Foundation (FSF).

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The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide.

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Java Web Start

In computing, Java Web Start (also known as JavaWS, javaws or JAWS) is a framework developed by Sun Microsystems (now Oracle) that allows users to start application software for the Java Platform directly from the Internet using a web browser.

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Linux is a family of free and open-source software operating systems built around the Linux kernel.

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Listaller is a free computer software installation system (similar to a package management system) aimed at making it simple to create a package that can be installed on all Linux distributions as well as providing tools and API to make software management on Linux more user-friendly.

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macOS (previously and later) is a series of graphical operating systems developed and marketed by Apple Inc. since 2001.

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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows is a group of several graphical operating system families, all of which are developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.

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OCaml, originally named Objective Caml, is the main implementation of the programming language Caml, created by Xavier Leroy, Jérôme Vouillon, Damien Doligez, Didier Rémy, Ascánder Suárez and others in 1996.

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Package manager

A package manager or package management system is a collection of software tools that automate the process of installing, upgrading, configuring, and removing computer programs for a computer's operating system in a consistent manner.

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Persistent data structure

In computing, a persistent data structure is a data structure that always preserves the previous version of itself when it is modified.

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Portable application creators

Portable application creators allow the creation of portable applications (also called portable apps).

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Privilege escalation

Privilege escalation is the act of exploiting a bug, design flaw or configuration oversight in an operating system or software application to gain elevated access to resources that are normally protected from an application or user.

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Progressive Web Apps

Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are web applications that are regular web pages or websites, but can appear to the user like traditional applications or native mobile applications.

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ROX Desktop

The ROX Desktop is a graphical desktop environment for the X Window System.

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Computer software, or simply software, is a generic term that refers to a collection of data or computer instructions that tell the computer how to work, in contrast to the physical hardware from which the system is built, that actually performs the work.

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In computing, the superuser is a special user account used for system administration.

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Unix (trademarked as UNIX) is a family of multitasking, multiuser computer operating systems that derive from the original AT&T Unix, development starting in the 1970s at the Bell Labs research center by Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, and others.

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XAML Browser Applications

XAML Browser Applications (XBAP, pronounced "ex-bap") are Windows Presentation Foundation (.xbap) applications that are hosted and run inside a web browser such as Firefox or Internet Explorer.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero_Install

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