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    Chocolatey Alternatives

    Chocolatey is described as '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' and is a very popular Package Manager in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Chocolatey for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based, Mac and BSD. The best alternative is scoop, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Chocolatey are Ninite (Freemium), Homebrew (Free, Open Source), SUMo (Freemium) and Synaptic (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 1, 2022
    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Windows
    Chocolatey NuGet is a Machine Package Manager, somewhat like apt-get, but built with Windows in mind. It is built on top of...
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    1. Apt (for Advanced Package Tool) is a set of core tools inside Debian. The user interface application for Apt is aptitude.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Chrome OS
      • Linux Mobile
      • Advanced Package Tool
      Software lets you install and update applications and system extensions.

    2. Microsoft's open-source CLI packager manager for Windows.
      Windows Package Manager CLI vs Chocolatey opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Ola It's pretty simple although it lacks some features.
      Positive comment 12 months ago

    3. just-install - The stupid package installer for Windows.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Solaris
      Zero Install is a decentralised cross-distribution software installation system. Other features include full support for shared libraries, sharing between users, and integration with native platform package managers.
    4. Nix is a powerful package manager for Linux and other Unix systems that makes package management reliable and reproducible.
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    5. RuckZuck is a free Software Package Manager for Windows, designed to keep the Software on your System(s) up to date even if the Software was not installed with RuckZuck.
      Almost everyone thinks RuckZuck is a great alternative to Chocolatey.
    6. 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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    7. OneGet is a unified interface to package management systems and aims to make Software Discovery, Installation and Inventory (SDII) work via a common set of cmdlets (and eventually a set of APIs).
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