MS and Windows gets a lot of (well deserved) hate, but winget is just fantastic!

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  • WingetUI

    WingetUI: The Graphical Interface for your package managers

  • winget-pkgs

    The Microsoft community Windows Package Manager manifest repository

    Take dropbox as an example. This is what the yaml manifest looks like for that if you install it through winget. It literally has a hardcoded link to an .exe installer hosted by dropbox and then just set the flags to silent. I am not spreading misinformation, you are.

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  • winget-cli

    WinGet is the Windows Package Manager. This project includes a CLI (Command Line Interface), PowerShell modules, and a COM (Component Object Model) API (Application Programming Interface).

    You're correct here, and that's exactly the reason Winget is a package manager, as dependency management is part of teh stable release since version 1.6.3133:

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