Chocolatey: Is the Windows user ready for apt-get?

Chocolatey: easier software installation for Windows. Scott Hanselman posted an article about Chocolatey. Chocolatey is a bootstrapper that uses PowerShell scripts and the NuGet packaging format to install apps for you.

What Chocolatey does #

Chocolatey lets you install Windows applications quickly from the command line via a central catalog of installation scripts. You could install Git, 7Zip or even Microsoft Office (given a key.) The idea is seamless and quiet installations using a well-known key.

For example, once installed you can do this from and command line:

  • cinst git
  • cinst 7zip
  • cinst ruby
  • cinst vlc

That’s basically it.

Read on for more on Chocolatey on Scott Hanselman’s blog: http://www.hanselman.com/blog/IsTheWindowsUserReadyForAptget.aspx


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About the Author Jan Reilink

My name is Jan. I am not a hacker, coder, developer, programmer or guru. I am merely a system administrator, doing my daily thing at Vevida in the Netherlands. With over 15 years of experience, my specialties include Windows Server, IIS, Linux (CentOS, Debian), security, PHP, websites & optimization.

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