Ubuntu Update Manager Alternatives

    Ubuntu Update Manager is described as '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' and is a popular app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Ubuntu Update Manager for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based, Mac and KDE. The best alternative is Chocolatey, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Ubuntu Update Manager are SUMo (Freemium), Synaptic (Free, Open Source), Patch My PC (Free Personal) and Ketarin (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 14, 2021

    1. 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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    2. SUMo stands for Software Update Monitor. Thanks to SUMo you'll be able to keep your PC up-to-date by using the most recent version of your favorite software !.


    3. 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+. * Install, remove, upgrade and downgrade single and multiple packages. * Upgrade your whole system.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      Patch My PC is a small portable application that updates third party applications and Windows updates. It’s critical to keep software up to date to ensure vulnerabilities are patched.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Ketarin is a small application which automatically updates and optionally installs setup packages by monitoring web pages for changes.
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    4. Software Informer is a programme, whose primary aim is to give you the up-to-date information about the software you actually use. Whenever a more recent version of any programme becomes available, Software Informer notifies you and offers a link for downloading the update.
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    5. just-install - The stupid package installer for Windows.
    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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      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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