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Discus and support Windows 10 Includes a Linux Style Package Manager in Windows 10 News to solve the problem; I spotted this on HTG. Forget the Windows Store. Microsoft is working on a Linux-style package management framework for Windows, and it’s... Discussion in 'Windows 10 News' started by kado897, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. kado897 Win User

    Windows 10 Includes a Linux Style Package Manager

    I spotted this on HTG.

    more... Windows 10 Includes a Linux-Style Package Manager Named ?OneGet?

    kado897, Oct 26, 2014
  2. DanAz_66 Win User

    how many of you..???

    after windows 10 spyware experience NSA style and instability

    who feel like is time to get in Linux or whatever is out there as a OS

    as long is not Microsoft?

    I do..!!!!
    DanAz_66, Oct 26, 2014
  3. Changing Start Menu

    This isn't possible, unfortunately. Modern apps installed from packages (similar to Linux package managers) are enumerated and listed out of the data store. They are not "shortcut files" like shortcuts used to populate the Windows 95-Windows7 start menus
    Shawn 'Cmdr' Keene [MVP], Oct 26, 2014
  4. pparks1 Win User

    Windows 10 Includes a Linux Style Package Manager

    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.
    pparks1, Oct 26, 2014
  5. BunnyJ New Member
    Thanks for the information.
    BunnyJ, Oct 26, 2014
  6. Mystere Win User
    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.
    Mystere, Oct 26, 2014
  7. unifex Win User
    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?
    unifex, Oct 26, 2014
  8. kado897 Win User

    Windows 10 Includes a Linux Style Package Manager

    The Linux depositories also take care of keeping the programs updated. That's one reason I use portable apps platforms (, WSCC and Liberkey) for a lot of my programs.
    kado897, Oct 26, 2014
  9. pparks1 Win User
    Click setup.exe, click on Next, next, next, next, next, finish. Uninstall malware. Reboot.

    yum install httpd
    pparks1, Oct 27, 2014
  10. 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). *Sad
    lehnerus2000, Oct 27, 2014
  11. unifex Win User
    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?
    unifex, Oct 27, 2014
  12. Trust_No1 Win User
    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.
    Trust_No1, Oct 27, 2014
  13. kado897 Win User

    Windows 10 Includes a Linux Style Package Manager

    You can use most Linux distros without resort to the command shell these days but sometimes it is quicker to use it.
    kado897, Oct 27, 2014
  14. jimbo45 Win User
    Hi there

    The repositories are usually decently populated for the typical Linux distros (about 95% of typical users choose one or more of these - LMT, OPENSUSE, FEDORA, CENTOS,(K)UBUNTU).

    In any case even relative noobs can obtain a SOURCE FILE (most stuff is OPEN SOURCE) and compile it -- often it's a better method and provided you have the libraries, the gcc compiler and sometimes the kernel source installed it works most of the time.

    The advantage of using the SOURCE is that you are Distro independent. You don't even have to KNOW how to code in most instances. !!

    jimbo45, Oct 27, 2014
  15. Lebon14 Win User
    I'm in favor of this if developper can send their software without any adware included in the installation files. It will also make rookies able to search for software for their problems easily in a malware free environment. Hopefully, it can give smaller developpers a chance to get their software known.

    Of course, MS needs to be lax on what kind of software can apply to be stored but, at the same time, need to be severe so that the installer does not contain malware/adware and co. There also could be ways to encourage people that downloads software to donate or use a simple advertisement banner during the installation process that the developper earn from it, instead on relying on people being stupid enough to install the adware.

    Of course, you can always install software manually. This "repository" is only a place to make things easier, not to make Windows a closed OS.
    Lebon14, Oct 27, 2014

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