Alternatives to Homebrew for all platforms with any license

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  • Ninite icon

    Ninite

    Ninite is the easiest way to install software. Pick the apps you want, and the Ninite installer will download and install all of your selected apps at once, automatically. It is 100% hands-free; Ninite automatically rejects browser...

    Freemium Windows

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  • Chocolatey icon

    Chocolatey

    Chocolatey NuGet is a Machine Package Manager, somewhat like apt-get, but built with Windows in mind. It is built on top of NuGet command line and the NuGet infrastructure. In terms of updates, it allows you to update nearly...

    Open Source Windows

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    Synaptic

    Synaptic is a graphical package management program for apt. It provides the same features as the apt-get command line utility with a GUI front-end based on Gtk+. * Install, remove, upgrade and downgrade single and multiple...

    Open Source Linux Debian Xfce

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    Mac App Store

    The Mac App Store is the best place to find apps for Mac. No more boxes, no more disks, no more time-consuming installation. Just like the App Store for iPhone and iPad, click once to download and install any app on your Mac. You...

    Free Mac

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    MacPorts

    The MacPorts Project is an open-source community initiative to design an easy-to-use system for compiling, installing, and upgrading either command-line, X11 or Aqua based open-source software on the Mac OS X operating system.

    Open Source Mac

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  • Just Install icon

    Just Install

    just-install - The stupid package installer for Windows. Chocolatey , Ninite , Npackd are way too slow, bloated and difficult to extend. I needed a no-frills solution to install stuff on Windows machines, here it is. ...

    Open Source Windows

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    Nix Package Manager

    Nix is a powerful package manager for Linux and other Unix systems that makes package management reliable and reproducible. It provides atomic upgrades and rollbacks, side-by-side installation of multiple versions of a package...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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  • Fink icon

    Fink

    What is Fink? Fink is a project that wants to bring the full world of Unix Open Source software to Darwin and Mac OS X. As a result, we have two main goals. First, to modify existing Open Source software so that it will compile and...

    Open Source Mac

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    Silent Install Helper

    Silent Install Helper determines the type of installation package and allows you to install programs in "silent" mode (without user intervention). Supported installers: Inno Setup, Smart Installer, Wise installer, NSIS, RAR...

    Open Source Windows

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    • Warning Firefox and Chrome, among other tools, issue warning for site/downloads.
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    Xara-GTK

    Ara is a utility for searching the Debian package database. It works in batch mode, in interactive command-line mode (with a built-in line editor) or with a graphical interface, Xara.

    Open Source Linux

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  • Silent Install Builder

    The Silent Install Builder is a great tool if you need to quickly install a set of software on a multiple computers.

    Commercial Windows

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    Rudix

    Rudix is a package-based, user-friendly way to extend the Unix portion of Mac OS X with additional network utilities, computer languages, development libraries, text tools and everything else you missed from command line.

    Open Source Mac

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    MacLibre

    MacLibre is an Open Source Software Distribution for Mac OS X. It's simple, intuitive with applications you need. It brings a new way of software installation on your Mac. It installs a pack of great free/open source apps and...

    Open Source Mac

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    • Discontinued Website not accessible and development seems to have ceased.

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