www.ninite.com. I keep that installer and click on it every 2 weeks or so and it keeps about 20 software packages up to date on my machine without any questions, license agreements, etc.
This whole thing could either be run from a command line (if desired), or just as easily run from Windows update or any other quick GUI click a button.
But the beauty is a centralized place where we could select the 30 pieces of software we want, and have them magically installed and always updated without having to do them one at a time, like we mostly have today.
Another nice thing with Linux installs is you don't have to go looking all over the internet for download sites - some of which can be wickedly confusing (deliberately - hoping the downloader will install toolbars / trial or other crapware) .
To find and install a package simply type something like aptget -application_name install.
All the dependencies etc will have been packaged properly in the software - Linux will pick the correct repository and install the package - even compiling any modules if necessary.
Much simpler and actually much safer than the current mess when searching the internet manually for Windows software installs.
Often Linux is credited with being much harder than it actually is -- some modern Linux GUI's (KDE / GNOME for example) are probably MORE WINDOWS than Windows - !!!!
For those wanting to try OneGet, get the Chocolatey repository first. By default only two repositories are available, both by Microsoft:
You can add the Chocolatey repository with command:
Code:Register-Packagesource -Name Chocolatey -Provider PSModule -Trusted -Location http://chocolatey.org/api/v2/ -Verbose
- I used Trusted switch because everything in Chocolatey repository can be trusted. If you have any concerns just leave it out, in which case you have to separately accept each packet when installed
- Verbose switch of course not obligatory, I find it practical and interesting to see what happens when a cmdlet is run
Full up-to-date list of all packets in Chocolatey repository, at the moment of writing this post there are 2308 packets available: https://chocolatey.org/packages
Thanks for the info. Interesting
It's getting more interesting by the post.
As the OneGet is at the moment quite experimental and to get it to work it needs some "pimping", I thought let's start with a tutorial about Chocolatey, how to use their package manager to install desktop applications in Windows 8, 8.1 and 10.
Tutorial at the Eight Forums: Chocolatey - Install Apps from Command Line