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AppImage – Running Apps on Any Linux Distribution

A new project is emerging with the purpose of transforming the way we can access certain programs on Linux, AppImage allows you to run an application on any Linux distribution without having to do a traditional installation, working basically like portable applications.

A new project is emerging with the purpose of transforming the way we can access certain programs on Linux, AppImage allows you to run an application on any Linux distribution without having to do a traditional installation, working basically like portable applications.

AppImage Linux As I commented, the operation of the programs is similar to the portable applications, but it also has similarity to the Mac OS X program installation system and the new Ubuntu proposal. with Snappy packaging. Each application works independently with all its dependencies included within just one file, which is a concept that the AppImage project has, one app = one file ie "a program = a file".

Currently Linux package management makes distributions have a very different way of installing programs, some easier than others, and some really more complicated for users who are not advanced. If that weren't enough, each distro usually has a software base that won't always completely satisfy the wishes of the user who wants a different version of the program, without worrying about dependencies, who wants that ease of downloading and running the program with a few clicks.

Knowing the AppImage Project and Downloading Applications

To know the AppImage project just click the button below:

Within the site you just have to choose the package you want to download, the applications are 64 bit and the project is still in the beginning but all the ones I could test worked normally. When downloading an application it will be like any other binary that works with two clicks provided that the execution permissions are set correctly.

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In the file you download just right-click on it, go to the "properties" option and in the window that opens (it is above) go to the "permissions" tab and in it select the option " "Allow file execution as a program" and mark the access for your user to "Reading and writing", close and now just double click.

There are still few programs unfortunately but soon the library should increase, if you are a developer you may find AppImage on GitHub. At Linus Torvalds commented the project positively. AppImage by Linus Torvalds _____________________________________________________________________________ See any errors or would you like to add any suggestions to this article? Collaborate, click here. Founder of blog and channel Diolinux, passionate about technology and games.

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