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Zero Install 2.8

A decentralized cross-platform software-installation system available under the LGPL

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Zero Install screenshotZero Install is a decentralized cross-platform program installation system ready to use under the LGPL. It enables software developers to distribute programs straight from their own websites, while supporting common features from centralized distribution repositories like shared libraries, automatic updates and digital signatures. It is destined to complement, rather than change, the operating system’s package administration. 0install packages never intervene with those offered by the distribution.

Zero Install does not determine a new packaging format; unmodified zip archives or tarballs can be used. Alternatively, it determines an XML metadata format to define these packages and the dependencies among them. A unique metadata file can be used on numerous platforms (e.g. Ubuntu, Windows, Fedora, Debian, FreeBSD or Mac OS X).

Zero Install also has some attractive features not often found in usual package managers. For example, while it will share libraries when is possible, it can always install numerous versions of a package in parallel when there are opposing requirements.


  • Neat and user friendly user interface, responsive and very stable.
  • You can just run the program via the Zero Install system.


  • Does not include all of the programs that you might want to install.
  • No advanced search option.
Name Zero Install
Version 2.8
Developer | see all products from this developer
Product Homepage Zero Install
License Free (Freeware)
Last Week Downloads 1
All Time Downloads 231
Filename zero-install-per-user.exe
Filesize 5.0MB
MD5 Checksum 1B9334BD01E4C12A7582C80A5E68C62B
OS Support Windows All
Category Utilities

100% CLEAN Certification

BadgeZero Install has been tested by team against viruses, spyware, adware, trojan, backdoors and was found to be 100% clean. Our editors will recheck this software periodically to assure that it remains clean.


Old Versions

Software Date Added
Zero Install 2.8 July 07, 2015 - Latest Version
Zero Install 2.7.1 February 12, 2015
Zero Install 2.7.0 January 16, 2015
Zero Install 2.6.9 December 12, 2014
Zero Install 2.6.8 October 20, 2014

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