Orbital Apps – A new generation of Linux Applications
Technology improved a lot and still improving daily basic to make the environment more stable and easy to work. Like that way Orbital Apps or
Open Runnable Bundle came to picture. It’s completely free, open source applications that will help us to RUN more then 60 Apps without installing on system, even you can directly run from USB drive to Ubuntu 16.04 (Currently supported Ubuntu 16.04 & 15.10). Alternatively we can install all the Apps in off-line too (Dependencies are included).
Apps are Signed with PGP/RSA and distributed via TLS 1.2 and compressed high level when we are comparing actual size, it comes 60% smaller.
OrbiatlApps support two method
- Portable apps
1) Portable Apps
Apps automatically enter Portable Mode when running from a USB drive, which means all settings and data used by the App will be stored on the USB drive. Alternatively we can run from system hard drive without installing it. Nothing to install – Apps run without installing them and don’t require any special software & no need privilege access, more details
Superdebs are software installers which contains a program with all required dependencies designed to make it easier to distribute and install software on Debian-based systems, in particular, Ubuntu 16.04, 15.10, 15.10 32-bit too more details
3) How to Use Portable Apps
Currently 39 portable applications packages are available and ready to use such as audacious, audacity, clementine, darktable, deluge, easytag & more. No need to install portable ORB apps but as per ORB team recommendation, install ORB launcher to get better experience. It will pop windows for authentication, just enter the root password for further installation.
$ wget -O - https://www.orbital-apps.com/orb.sh | bash
- Visit ORB portable apps download page
- Download the package which you want to use
- Navigate to downloaded location, then launch the application
4) Install & Use Superdebs
Currently 60+ Superdebs applications packages are available and ready to use such as Deluge, easytag, eclipse, filezilla, Firefox, GIMP, Libreoffice, uGet, VLC & more. We can easily install Superdebs packages similar to windows package and the installation process are bit smoother compare with other installation method, Also we can install off line too (Dependencies are included).
- Visit Superdebs download page
- Download the package which you want to install
- Navigate to downloaded location, then double click the application to install
Alternatively we can install the Superdebs from command line.
$ sudo ~/Download/gnome-maps_superdeb_for_ubuntu_16.04_64bits_1463057105.orb --auto