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Open Source Update Manager Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Update Manager is Chocolatey. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Update Manager and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Update Manager are Synaptic, pacman (package manager), Ketarin and GNOME Software.

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

The Linux Mint update manager. Helps installing security updates and new versions of packages.

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  1. Chocolatey icon

    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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  2. Synaptic icon

    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+.

    Screenshot


  3. pacman (package manager) icon

    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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  4. Ketarin icon

    Ketarin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Ketarin is a small application which automatically updates and optionally installs setup packages by monitoring web pages for changes.

    Discontinued

    last changes on github 3 years ago

    Main window
  5. GNOME Software icon

    GNOME Software

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

    Software lets you install and update applications and system extensions.

    Overview Page


  6. Just Install icon

    Just Install

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    just-install - The stupid package installer for Windows.

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  7. Terminal-based apt frontend.

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  8. Software Updater (Canonical) icon

    Software Updater (Canonical)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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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  9. Discover icon

    Discover

    • 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.

    Discover in Plasma 5
  10. Souk icon

    Souk

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

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

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