NuGet VS Chocolatey

Compare NuGet vs Chocolatey and see what are their differences.

NuGet

NuGet Gallery is a package repository that powers https://www.nuget.org. Use this repo for reporting NuGet.org issues. (by NuGet)
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NuGet Chocolatey
2 249
1,392 8,339
0.6% 1.7%
9.1 9.4
5 days ago 5 days ago
C# C#
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.

NuGet

Posts with mentions or reviews of NuGet. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

Chocolatey

Posts with mentions or reviews of Chocolatey. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-06-22.
  • Best Practices Setting up Your Local Development Environment
    8 projects | dev.to | 22 Jun 2022
    The specific package manager depends on your Operating System. In macOS the most popular tool is Homebrew. In Linux distributions like Ubuntu/Debian, you can use apt, and in RedHat/CentOS distributions you can use yum. In Windows the most popular tool is Chocolatey.
  • Always do custom install
    1 project | reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace | 20 Jun 2022
    You can use chocolatey too, it's a bit older and has a lot of useful things. But I think winget will dominate because it's official now
  • I'm guilty
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/ProgrammerHumor | 18 Jun 2022
    And the last tip, to manage all of these and update easily I recommend chocolatey package manager.
  • arrrule
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/196 | 18 Jun 2022
    Of course, consider that at least 95% of the time the friend you were talking about uses the console for downloading stuff might not be out of necessity, but out of preference. It's perfectly possible for the shell to be more convenient on Linux for things that can be done graphically as easy as on Windows - at some point, it's faster to open a terminal and (for example) pacman -Ss slicer, decide on Cura and sudo pacman -S cura than to look for 3D slicers in a store or browser and install the one you want that way, especially if you're a fast typer. And if I was lying here, people wouldn't use things like Chocolatey on Windows, would they?
  • A list of free & open-source apps I use on Windows
    24 projects | reddit.com/r/software | 14 Jun 2022
    Chocolatey: package manager
  • Quick and simple programme to mirror an entire HDD to SSD?
    1 project | reddit.com/r/Windows10 | 11 Jun 2022
  • Tearing on Radeon | Mint
    1 project | reddit.com/r/linux4noobs | 10 Jun 2022
    So.. I think maybe linux is not for me? It's free, cool and fresh, but if you don't value your time. But I care about my time and this sarcastic phrase gives nothing good to me. Maybe, I should try FreeBSD for some "really good UNIXxy(?) philosophy and experience"? Or just install win 10 LTSC (how they call it) and do some tweaks with it and at the moment try to not brake it? (also, "chocolatey" seems not always working and have a lot of broken packages, so chance, that I will download software from random sites and get a Trojan only increases)
  • How do I create an unattended install with powershell?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/crowdstrike | 8 Jun 2022
    If you're looking for quick start, our usual recommendation is PDQ Deploy or Chocolatey for mass deployment.
  • A Guide to Overengineering a Windows Terminal
    10 projects | dev.to | 4 Jun 2022
    There is also choco/chocolatey which you can use as a package manager but we will stick with scoop for this article.
  • Since I upgraded to Windows 11, my OBS Nvenc recordings are very laggy
    1 project | reddit.com/r/obs | 31 May 2022
    In addition there is a website https://ninite.com/ that can batch install a bunch of common stuff for you easily. There's also https://chocolatey.org/ which gives you a command prompt style batch install for multiple programs and runtimes all at once. I'll run my choco script on a new PC and it'll install all 30 or so odd things I need all at once and that same script updates them all.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing NuGet and Chocolatey you can also consider the following projects:

winget-cli - Windows Package Manager CLI (aka winget)

Scoop - A command-line installer for Windows.

Squirrel - An installation and update framework for Windows desktop apps

Wix Toolset

HomeBrew - 🍺 The missing package manager for macOS (or Linux)

Paket - A dependency manager for .NET with support for NuGet packages and Git repositories.

PSAppDeployToolkit - Project Homepage & Forums

BaGet - A lightweight NuGet and symbol server

notepad-plus-plus - Notepad++ official repository

video2x - A lossless video/GIF/image upscaler achieved with waifu2x, Anime4K, SRMD and RealSR. Started in Hack the Valley 2, 2018.

PowerToys - Windows system utilities to maximize productivity

awesome-piracy - A curated list of awesome warez and piracy links