Microsoft Unveils Windows Package Manager

Microsoft Unveils Windows Package Manager

Microsoft made a surprise announcement at BUILD yesterday. The company has released a Windows Package Manager. Unlike the graphical Windows Store, this new utility has a command-line interface. The command, winget, smacks a bit of apt-get on Debian Linux. It gives users a way to install software via the command line and also to script software installations. This could make the process to setup or restore a PC much much easier. For instance, if you wanted to install Zoom on a PC with Windows Package Manager, you simply run this command: winget install Zoom. At present, it is only a software preview, but some are saying it is already better than the Windows Store.

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