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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. The Linux Mint update manager. Helps installing security updates and new versions of packages.
    2. A world of apps in the Microsoft Store.

    3. One of the great things about using open source software is the frequency with which bugs are fixed, security holes are patched, and new features are added.
    4. Yum is an automatic updater and package installer/remover for rpm systems. It automatically computes dependencies and figures out what things should occur to install packages. It makes it easier to maintain groups of machines without having to manually update each one using rpm.
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    5. 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.
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    6. A software manager for the Linux Mint operating system to easily install new applications.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      Silently deploy almost any Windows patch or application (.exe, .msi) to multiple Windows PCs simultaneously. Deployments can install, uninstall, execute scripts, reboot, copy files, sleep, send messages, etc.
    7. WAPT is a package manager for Windows which provides installation, removal and upgrades of software in managed environment. Software can be deployed through a central management console. WAPT was modeled on GNU/Linux Debian APT, hence its name.
    8. WPKG is an open source software deployment and distribution tool. The site has a large collection of silent installers.


      Development has ceased in 2015. Last version, 1.3.1, released in May 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      A flatpak-based app store, written with GTK4 and Rust.
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