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Nix Package Manager Alternatives

Nix Package Manager is described as 'Nix is a powerful package manager for macOS, Linux and other Unix systems that makes package management reliable and reproducible' and is a Package Manager in the development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Nix Package Manager for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, Self-Hosted solutions and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Chocolatey, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Nix Package Manager are Homebrew, Synaptic, Flatpak and pacman (package manager).

Nix Package Manager alternatives are mainly Package Managers but may also be Software Installers or Operating Systems. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Nix Package Manager.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Linux
  • BSD

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    Chocolatey

    • 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 NuGet command line and the NuGet infrastructure.

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    Homebrew

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    Homebrew is the easiest and most flexible way to install the UNIX tools Apple didn’t include with macOS. Also available for Linux.

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    Synaptic

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Debian
    • Xfce

    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+.

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  4. Distributing applications on Linux is a pain: different distributions in multiple versions, each with their own versions of libraries and packaging formats. Flatpak is here to change all that.

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    pacman (package manager)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Arch Linux

    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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    npm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    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.

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    Snapcraft

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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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    Advanced Package Tool

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Apt (for Advanced Package Tool) is a set of core tools inside Debian. The user interface application for Apt is aptitude.

    Updating Packages (apt-get upgrade)
  9. Terminal-based apt frontend.

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    GNU Guix

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • GNU Hurd

    A purely functional package manager and an advanced distribution of the GNU operating system developed by the GNU Project—which respects the freedom of computer users.

    Xfce desktop environment
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