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mounts complete live distros over the web, and makes them available locally.

The software distribution system that works differently. rootz mounts complete live distros over the web, and makes them available locally. Attach your local GNU/linux system to various mirrors and simply run applications, without any installation or prior downloads!

  • True "on demand" mechanism that does not require full download of the software but fetches only the needed files.
  • No special repackaging is needed (as opposed to klik, zero install or autopackage).
  • Support multiple mixed images - run experimental apps from debian sid side by side with ubuntu stable app, fedora, mepis, sabayon and more.
  • Integrated - launch all the apps from your normal desktop or browser
  • Secured - unchanged, isolated (chrooted) images.



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Kelly Hopkins

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21 February 2009

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Hadar Weiss Maintainer

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