The state of Winget as a package manager 📦
- Winget UI
- Installation if wanted via Winget
- Why write this article about some software management?
- What about Linux? They stole our idea!
You might have already seen this page before if you are a winget user (hopefully). But if not, let me introduce you to Winget.run. This website is basically a UI search for Winget. But that is not all there are a plethora of tools available to use for Winget. Not everyone is a CLI only fan, including me. So I like Winget.run. But after learning about Chocolatey at work (that’s the only tool we can use there). I started to wonder.
Is there not something else that can combine everything?
On of those tools is Winget UI. Not only does it function as a Winget Package manager. But also for Chocolatey and Scoop on Windows. So you can search new software, update and manage all in the same tool.
Installation if wanted via Winget
winget install -e --id SomePythonThings.WingetUIStore
Why write this article about some software management?
For automation of course 👨🏻💻! I created a small Gist on my Github account to automatically install things like:
- 🎮 Game Launchers.
- 👨🏻💻 Development tools, like IDE’s and UI’s for containers.
- 🎞 Media tools, like VLC, Handbreak etc.
- 🏴☠️ And others tools that shall not be named here.
What about Linux? They stole our idea!
You are technically correct, but I would like to still use Windows for my machine as I play a lot of games in my spare time. I did buy a Steam Deck and I have been using it for a while now, seeing how well that works I am fairly certain we are moving in the right direction. But for most MMO’s and big FPS games like Apex or Call of Duty, that still have Anti-Cheat I would rather not have a chance to get banned.