aptitude Alternatives

    aptitude is described as 'Terminal-based apt frontend' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to aptitude for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, Online / Web-based and Linux Mobile. The best alternative is Chocolatey, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like aptitude are Synaptic (Free, Open Source), npm (Free, Open Source), pacman (package manager) (Free, Open Source) and Advanced Package Tool (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 17, 2021

    1. 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.
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    2. 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 packages. * Upgrade your whole system.
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    3. npm is a package manager for Node.js that is run through the command line and manages dependencies for an application. It is the predominant package manager for Node.js.
    4. The pacman package manager is one of the major distinguishing features of Arch Linux . It combines a simple binary package format with an easy-to-use build system.
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    5. Apt (for Advanced Package Tool) is a set of core tools inside Debian. The user interface application for Apt is aptitude.
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    6. Snaps are software packages that are simple to create and install. They auto-update and are safe to run. And because they bundle their dependencies, they work on all major Linux systems without modification.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Chrome OS
      • Linux Mobile
      • Advanced Package Tool
      Software lets you install and update applications and system extensions. A plugin system is used to access software from different sources. Plugins are provided for: Traditional package installation via PackageKit (e.g. Debian package, RPM).
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    7. Nix is a powerful package manager for Linux and other Unix systems that makes package management reliable and reproducible.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • Git
      • Node.JS
      • npm
      Bower is a package manager for the web. Bower lets you easily install assets such as images, CSS and JavaScript, and manages dependencies for you.
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    8. Homebrew-cask provides a friendly homebrew-style CLI workflow for the administration of Mac applications distributed as binaries. It's implemented as a homebrew external command called cask.
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