Installing AppImage on your Linux System…
Linux has a number of ways to install software and applications thanks to how flexible Linux has become and the open source community behind it.
One of the ways of installing software on Linux is using AppImage.
AppImage is a universal software package format that can be installed on Linux without going through the traditional way of installation. It doesn’t require any root permission to install the software.
To install An AppImage, all you need to do is make it executable and run it. It is a compressed image with all the dependencies and libraries needed to run the desired software.
So there is no extraction, no installation needed. You can uninstall it by deleting it. Just compare it to .exe in Windows that can run without installing it.
Some notable features of AppImage are:
- It can run on various different Linux distributions
- There’s no need for installing and compiling software
- There’s no need for root permission to install it
- Portability — It can run on live disks
- Software is uninstalled just by deleting the AppImage file
I made a Youtube Video on this:
The good thing about AppImages is that you don’t have to actually install the app, just run it. So how do you do this? It’s actually quite simple, first of all, download the app image. Then I will show you in two methods.
Right click on the AppImage file, click on Properties. Click on Permissions and click on Allow executing the file as a program.
Close the properties window an double click to run the software.
Open any Terminal of your choice, head over to the app image directory and run:
chmod u+x <AppImageFile>
Then you can now double click to run it.