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    Windows 10 Includes a Linux Style Package Manager

    Windows 10 Includes a Linux Style Package Manager


    I spotted this on HTG.

    Forget the Windows Store. Microsoft is working on a Linux-style package management framework for Windows, and itís included with Windows 10. Itís being tested with Chocolateyís existing packages, and allows you to easily install desktop applications and other software.
    more... Windows 10 Includes a Linux-Style Package Manager Named ?OneGet?
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  1. pparks1's Avatar
    Posts : 1,859
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    This would be awesome. As much as newbies to Linux seem to cringe at the mention of using the terminal, for many purposes it's ideally suited to the task. Makes repetitive tasks easier and makes for very easy documentation.
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  2. BunnyJ's Avatar
    Posts : 22,736
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #2

    Thanks for the information.
    Jeff
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  3. Mystere's Avatar
    Posts : 3,256
    Windows 10 Pro
       #3

    Chocalatey has been around for a long time, as has Nuget. This is basically rolling that funcationality into the OS. There are GUI frontends for both, so no command line is needed for typical operations. Only if you want to script stuff, or use more advanced parameters.
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  4. Posts : 347
    Windows 10 20H2 (19042.685)
       #4

    How's the usual installation method (i.e. run the installer, click yes) not easy? What's "easier" about Linux-style installations? Three clicks instead of four?
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  5. kado897's Avatar
    Posts : 41,427
    Windows 10 Home 64bit 21H1 and insider builds
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       #5

    The Linux depositories also take care of keeping the programs updated. That's one reason I use portable apps platforms (PortableApps.com, WSCC and Liberkey) for a lot of my programs.
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  6. pparks1's Avatar
    Posts : 1,859
    Windows 10 Pro
       #6

    unifex said:
    How's the usual installation method (i.e. run the installer, click yes) not easy? What's "easier" about Linux-style installations? Three clicks instead of four?
    Click setup.exe, click on Next, next, next, next, next, finish. Uninstall malware. Reboot.

    yum install httpd
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  7. lehnerus2000's Avatar
    Posts : 1,809
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 19.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home 1703 (64 bit), W10 Pro 1703 (64 bit) VM
       #7

    Linux is easier if the programs you want to install are in your Repositories.

    If they aren't and they don't include install scripts then "hilarity ensues" (and I mean in the TV Tropes sense).
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  8. Posts : 347
    Windows 10 20H2 (19042.685)
       #8

    pparks1 said:
    unifex said:
    How's the usual installation method (i.e. run the installer, click yes) not easy? What's "easier" about Linux-style installations? Three clicks instead of four?
    Click setup.exe, click on Next, next, next, next, next, finish. Uninstall malware. Reboot.

    yum install httpd
    Well, that depends on what are you installing. This problem has nothing to do with the installer concept itself. The software I'm installing requires two- three clicks at most : setup and eula being the only steps. Or are you saying that Linux repositories guarantee the absence of malware? Or that Linux software always works properly?
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  9. Trust_No1's Avatar
    Posts : 630
       #9

    This is the reason I gave up on Linux, it is far to confusing. I feel like I am back in the 80's, having to run COBAL UNIX commands. Plus, I never know what I can use with what. Oh and those typo's what a nightmare.
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