Am 17.11.2015 um 19:04 schrieb Joonas Sarajärvi:
2015-11-17 19:56 GMT+02:00 Florian Weimer
> Doesn't most proprietary software come with GUI installers?
No idea if "most" are, but at least I have seen many proprietary
programs that do not require a GUI in installation.
Also in many cases where there is a GUI installer, it works just fine
as a normal user and running it without root privileges could be
considered somewhat safer. You would at least know if it tries to
clobber your config files under /etc or your libraries and programs
depends on what the application is supposed to do and if you want a
global setup instead only in the userhome for every user
installing in your userhome has another disadvantage: you are running
all day long a application writeable by your user and so there is a risk
that another arbitary process modifies it
installing the application as root is a one time risk but after that the
binaries are protected against modifying