Today, May 27, Microsoft developers presented the first stable build of the PowerShell package manager for Windows 10 – this is a pretty effective tool for installing all kinds of applications and working with them on a computer. For the first time, information about this tool appeared in May last year. Now, Windows 10 has officially received a package manager, which, most likely, users have already seen in other operating systems. For example, a terminal that is quite similar in terms of functions and capabilities is available in Linux distributions – it will be convenient for those users who do not like the heaped interface of the Microsoft Store.
Thanks to the new package manager, the user can install, uninstall or find the desired program without a browser or using a digital store. To see a complete list of available commands, the user needs to open PowerShell from the Start menu, enter the Winget command and see everything the package manager can do. Unfortunately, it is impossible to view all applications available for installation via PowerShell. Still, more than 1500 programs are available for installation via the package manager, among which there are all the most popular applications.
For example, to play video content, you can install the software packages SMPlayer, VLC Media Player, OpenShot, K-Lite Codec Packs, and so on. To do this, write a line in PowerShell with the winget install command and the name of the required application package. What’s more, best of all, the user doesn’t have to check for updates for all apps. It is enough to enter the command Winget upgrade -all for the manager to automatically check for availability and install updates for all current applications. Similarly, you can uninstall applications that the user no longer needs.