Synaptic Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to Synaptic for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. 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 25 alternatives to Synaptic and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Synaptic are Advanced Package Tool (Free, Open Source), pacman (package manager) (Free, Open Source), aptitude (Free, Open Source) and GNOME Software (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 14, 2021

    1. The missing package manager for macOS (or Linux).
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    2. Apt (for Advanced Package Tool) is a set of core tools inside Debian. The user interface application for Apt is aptitude.
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    3. 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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      pacman (package manager) vs Synaptic opinions
      This alternative is disputed. pacman (package manager) is still a legitimate alternative to Synaptic, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      pacman is for arch based distributions... synaptic is for debian based distributions. They are not compatible with each other.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

    4. Terminal-based apt frontend.
      aptitude vs Synaptic opinions
      Almost everyone thinks aptitude is a great alternative to Synaptic.
      It provides advanced functionality with easy access on the terminal.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Chrome OS
      • Linux Mobile
      • Advanced Package Tool
      Software lets you install and update applications and system extensions. A plugin system is used to access software from different sources. Plugins are provided for: Traditional package installation via PackageKit (e.g. Debian package, RPM).
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    5. Nix is a powerful package manager for Linux and other Unix systems that makes package management reliable and reproducible.
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    6. The Linux Mint update manager. Helps installing security updates and new versions of packages.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • KDE
      • KDE Plasma Workspaces
      Discover is your new one stop shop for all things app- and addon-related. Designed from the ground up to be easily handled by users as well as easily integrated for distributions.
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    7. A software manager for the Linux Mint operating system to easily install new applications.
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    8. 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.
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