Things You Immediately Install On Your New PC Starter Pack

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  • Chocolatey

    Chocolatey - the package manager for Windows

    One can also use Or and run choco upgrade all or use and run winget upgrade -u --all

  • winstall

    A web app for browsing and installing Windows Package Manager apps.

    As a happy Winget user:

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  • HomeBrew

    🍺 The missing package manager for macOS (or Linux)

    Is there any reason to use Ninite instead of Homebrew?

  • Scoop

    A command-line installer for Windows.

    I’ve been using Scoop lately and have been a huge fan of it!

  • PhotoGIMP

    A Patch for GIMP 2.10+ for Photoshop Users

    Not trying to convert you, but when it's only the UI - there's this

  • mpc-hc

    Media Player Classic

  • youtube-dl

    Command-line program to download videos from and other video sites

    What do you mean, it looks like their master branch was updated as late as yesterday:

  • InfluxDB

    Access the most powerful time series database as a service. Ingest, store, & analyze all types of time series data in a fully-managed, purpose-built database. Keep data forever with low-cost storage and superior data compression.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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