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Chocolatey vs Homebrew: What are the differences?

What is Chocolatey? *A command line application installer for Windows *. It is based on a developer-centric package manager called NuGet. Unlike manual installations, It adds, updates, and uninstalls programs in the background requiring very little user interaction.

What is Homebrew? The Missing Package Manager for macOS. Homebrew installs the stuff you need that Apple didn’t. Homebrew installs packages to their own directory and then symlinks their files into /usr/local.

Chocolatey and Homebrew can be categorized as "Package Managers" tools.

Homebrew is an open source tool with 18.6K GitHub stars and 4.15K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Homebrew's open source repository on GitHub.

Broadly, Feather Direct, LLC, and King's Digital Lab are some of the popular companies that use Homebrew, whereas Chocolatey is used by CompSquare Company Limited, Swift Capital, and Aspect. Homebrew has a broader approval, being mentioned in 9 company stacks & 63 developers stacks; compared to Chocolatey, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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    What is Chocolatey?

    It is based on a developer-centric package manager called NuGet. Unlike manual installations, It adds, updates, and uninstalls programs in the background requiring very little user interaction.

    What is Homebrew?

    Homebrew installs the stuff you need that Apple didn’t. Homebrew installs packages to their own directory and then symlinks their files into /usr/local.

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    What are some alternatives to Chocolatey and Homebrew?
    NuGet
    A free and open-source package manager designed for the Microsoft development platform. It is also distributed as a Visual Studio extension.
    Bazel
    Bazel is a build tool that builds code quickly and reliably. It is used to build the majority of Google's software, and thus it has been designed to handle build problems present in Google's development environment.
    Scoop.sh
    It installs programs to your home directory by default. So you don’t need admin permissions to install programs, and you won’t see UAC popups every time you need to add or remove a program.
    npm
    npm is the command-line interface to the npm ecosystem. It is battle-tested, surprisingly flexible, and used by hundreds of thousands of JavaScript developers every day.
    Anaconda
    A free and open-source distribution of the Python and R programming languages for scientific computing, that aims to simplify package management and deployment. Package versions are managed by the package management system conda.
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