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How does Fedora (Linux) upgrade applications while they are in use?

From Windows days, I understand that typically an application needs to be closed before it can be updated by another (newer) version. But, when I run dnf update in Fedora, it does not seem to require applications to be closed or complain at all that they are open. So, how does Fedora (or Linux in general) update apps that are in use without closing them?

How does Fedora (Linux) upgrade applications while they are in use?

From Windows days, I understand that typically an application needs to be closed before it can be updated by another (newer) version. But, when I run dnf update in Fedora, it does not seem to require applications to be closed or complain at all that they are open. So, how does Fedora (or Linux in general) update apps that are in use without closing them?them first?