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chocolatey/choco is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 or later which is an OSI approved license.

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Posts

Posts where Chocolatey has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-04-10.
  • How do I deploy a win32 app?
    reddit.com/r/Intune | 2021-04-12
    Chocolatey: Chocolatey Software | Chocolatey - The package manager for Windows
  • What free software should everyone have?
    reddit.com/r/AskReddit | 2021-04-10
    Chocolatey or Ninite. Both of them have similar function. Both of them are install manager. Just choose the apps that you want to install, it will install for you. Chocolatey is CUI ( Character User Interface aka no icons/windows like UI ) so if you are little bit techy/geeky, this is perfect. Or Ninite can do the similar function but in a normal GUI way. Good for those who are unfamiliar in CUI way.
    reddit.com/r/AskReddit | 2021-04-10
    If you're on windows, choco package manager. Bit of a learning curve for non system admins though.
  • Free alternative to Patch My PC
    reddit.com/r/SCCM | 2021-04-10
    Also there is Chocolatey which I also haven't tried but might have some use.
  • Let's talk about must have applications that you can't live without! 2021 Edition
    reddit.com/r/Windows10 | 2021-04-10
    Chocolatey (Free) - Package manager like apt-get for Windows. Super sweet! Perfect for those times you have to clean install Windows.
  • MDT as a software store for end users?
    reddit.com/r/sysadmin | 2021-04-10
    I have evaluated Chocolatey for Business in a Trial for internal use, it's a damn mess to support and package for. winget is only in preview but currently it does much better, relying only on a single JSON or YAML manifest file for package definitions. As opposed to multiple XML + custom PS1. The repositories are also far easier to host, you can just use any HTTP server. For chocolatey you need to specially find a tool that still supports the vastly outdated NuGet v2 Feeds it depends on and the developers haven't "gotten around" to fixing their tech-debt in over 5 years - ugh
    reddit.com/r/sysadmin | 2021-04-10
  • Ho appena finito di assemblare un pc, cosa fare?
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    dev.to | 2021-04-06
    Generate GPG keys and send to key servers. Under Windows 10 system, you have to install GPG tools firstly. Simply run the following command to install gpg4win if you are using Chocolatey.
  • Windows 2004 or 20H2 for gaming?
    reddit.com/r/windows | 2021-04-02
    It's a bunch of opensource modifications to Windows that removes useless binaries and services (who needs telemetry and Windows activation and licensing service?), adds package managers scoop and choco, hardens security (default user removed from administrators, hardentools preinstalled, replaces preinstalled software (IE, WMP, MS Office, etc) with opensource alternatives (Firefox, Thunderbird, VLC, JPEGView, OnlyOffice, etc). It's not a perfect choice for everybody but for linux users and gamers like me it's a viable Windows "distro".
  • Unpopular opinion: I love full screen start menu!
    reddit.com/r/Surface | 2021-03-30
    if you know chocolatey package manager use them too!
  • Is there a program I can install on windows that makes sure everything is up to date?
    Maybe something like Chocolatey
  • How do you ensure same environmental setups across your team?
    I 100% would advise looking into docker, but if it's not in the realm of reality right now, write some scripts. If you're developing directly on unix, then the package manager of choice should be scriptable, and at which point you pass around that script (probably via your version control, such as in a git repo). If you're on windows, consider looking into chocolatey. If your devs use both, write both! Once scripted, keeping machines up to date should be as easy as a git fetch/pull and a running of a script. Could even automate that via a cron job or scheduled task. Is it still a pain? Yes. Will it ultimately be faster to set up than dockerizing an enterprise system with many moving parts? Also yes.
  • Chocolatey, the package manager for Windows
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-03-25