Flatpak - The future of Application Distribution

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Flatpak is the next-generation technology for building and installing desktop applications. It has the power to revolutionize the Linux desktop ecosystem. Flatpak (formerly xdg-app) is a software utility for software deployment, package management, and application virtualization for Linux desktop computers. It provides a sandbox environment in which users can run applications in isolation from the rest of the system.

Unlike package managers, Flatpak can safely update applications on the fly. Its sandboxing technology prevents exploits and hinders malicious applications. It can simultaneously install multiple versions of the same application.

Flatpak helps to create one app bundle and distribute it to the entire Linux desktop market. Developers can develop and test their application in an environment that's identical to the one users have.

http://flatpak.org/
https://github.com/flatpak/flatpak

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