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The Zero Install system makes software installation not merely easy, but unnecessary
The Zero Install system makes software installation not merely easy, but unnecessary. Users run their applications directly from the Internet from the software author's pages.
Caching makes this as fast as running a normal application after the first time, and allows off-line use.
Here are some key features of "Zero Install":
Software is only ever cached, not installed. Anyone can run any software, and nothing is run as root.
Running a program is done in the same way whether it's cached or not.
Running cached software is as fast as running traditionally-installed software.
Zero Install is both simpler and more secure than traditional packaging systems.
Software can be removed from the cache to free space without affecting the behaviour of the system (it will be re-cached on demand).
You can still run a program you cached last week, without using the net again.
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