Linked by David Adams on Fri 16th Jul 2010 19:43 UTC, submitted by broomfighter
Linux "The Portable Linux Apps project brings the ideal of "1 app, 1 file" to Linux. Applications are able to run on all major distributions irrespective of their packaging systems - everything the application needs to run is packaged up inside of it. There are no folders to extract, dependencies to install or commands to enter: "Just download, make executable, and run!"" A follow-up article describes how it works, and how to transform debian packages into AppImages. The packages don't include libraries, so the system won't need to update the same library in each individual app.
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RE[3]: Nice!
by fengshaun on Sat 17th Jul 2010 00:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Nice!"
fengshaun
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2010-01-18

Then you want a rolling-release distro, like Archlinux. There is no "upgrading," there is just "updating" and it's as painless as anything can possibly get:

sudo pacman -Syu

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RE[4]: Nice!
by nt_jerkface on Sun 18th Jul 2010 06:34 in reply to "RE[3]: Nice!"
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2009-08-26

Of course there are rolling release distributions such as Archlinux (which is what I use) but these generally aren't suited to most computer users. They require somewhat regular updating, and there's always a chance something will break if it hasn't been tested as well as it should.

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