Chocolatey Alternatives for Linux

    Chocolatey is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Homebrew, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Chocolatey and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Chocolatey are Synaptic (Free, Open Source), pacman (package manager) (Free, Open Source), Advanced Package Tool (Free, Open Source) and GNOME Software (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 27, 2021

    1. 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.
    2. 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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    3. The RPM Package Manager (RPM) is a powerful command line driven package management system capable of installing, uninstalling, verifying, querying, and updating computer software packages.
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    4. Ubuntu Sources List Generator is a website where you can generate a sources.list file with a lot of useful repositories.
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    5. The Debgen is a tool that allows the user to create /apt/sources.list file by adding some extra repositories beyond the standards.


    6. App Grid is a new lightweight Snap Store alternative that tries to make application discovery easier by using a grid view which includes app screenshots and ratings.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Souk is a flatpak-based app store, written with GTK4 and Rust. It's written from the ground up to be an app store that works both on desktop and on mobile devices like the PinePhone, PineTab, and Librem 5. - What is the goal/scope of Souk?
    7. This program installs a collection of some of the best Ubuntu software and can be considered to be one of the top things to do after installing Ubuntu.
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    8. PostInstallerF is a small, lightweight, useful tool that can be used to install 100+ essential softwares, Games, audio/video codecs, and third-party repositories which are not included by default in Fedora, Ubuntu and Manjaro.
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    9. pkgsrc is a framework for building over 17,000 open source software packages. It is the native package manager on SmartOS, NetBSD, and Minix, and is portable across 23 different operating systems. Use one package manager across all of your systems!
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