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Software Manager Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to Software Manager for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Synaptic, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Software Manager and 14 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Software Manager are pacman (package manager), Snap Store , GNOME Software and Advanced Package Tool.

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

A software manager for the Linux Mint operating system to easily install new applications.

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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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    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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    Snap Store

    • FreeProprietary
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Ubuntu
    • Advanced Package Tool

    The Snap Store gives you instant access to thousands of free and open-source applications. And now you can buy apps from some of the leading providers too. All our software is easy to find and install so you can have a customised desktop that suits you in no time.

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    GNOME Software

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • Linux Mobile
    • Advanced Package Tool

    Software lets you install and update applications and system extensions.

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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)


  6. Terminal-based apt frontend.

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    Pamac

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Arch Linux
    • Manjaro Linux

    Graphical Package Manager for Manjaro Linux (based on libalpm).

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    Souk

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    A flatpak-based app store, written with GTK4 and Rust.

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    Pacstall

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Linux Mobile
    • Ubuntu

    Pacstall will attempt to become the AUR Ubuntu wishes it had. It takes the AUR and puts a spin on it, making it easier to install programs without scouring github repos and the likes.

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  10. 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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