Microsoft’s Windows Package Manager is a command line tool that lets you install, update, and remove applications on PCs running Windows 10 or Windows 11. First introduced a few years ago, the optional Windows utility works a lot like the package managers that have been available for most GNU/Linux distributions for decades. And now the […]
Windows Package Manager is a free and open source utility from Microsoft that allows you to download, install and manage apps from the command line in Windows 10 or Windows 11. First introduced in 2020, the software is basically Microsoft’s answer to the command line package managers commonly used in GNU/Linux distributions. But instead of […]
Samsung’s Galaxy S series smartphones grab most of the headlines since they’re the company’s flagship-class phone that typically feature the best hardware Samsung can put in your pocket (even if that hardware sometimes doesn’t run as fast as it could). But the company’s best-selling phones are actually in the wallet-friendly Galaxy A series. And now […]
Windows Package Manager is a utility that lets you install Windows applications from a command prompt, much the way you can with most Linux distributions.
Up until recently though, you could only install applications that were listed in Microsoft’s Windows Package Manager Community Repository. But starting with Windows Package Manager version 1.0, Microsoft added support for third-party app repositories. And starting with version 1.1, you can also install apps from the Microsoft Store.
There are hundreds of Linux distributions to choose from, and while there are some similarities (they all use some version of the Linux kernel and most support a variety of popular desktop environments such as GNOME, KDE, and Xfce), there are also some differences — like the way you install applications. Traditional Debian-based applications like […]