Installing software on Windows is easy, right? You just need to
- Search for the program you want to download
- Download an installer
- Run that installer
- Click “Next” several times, all while
- Making sure to uncheck unwanted toolbars and other unwanted software.
Not difficult, but annoying – and somewhat time consuming.
Now imagine if you could install software just by typing three words and hitting “Enter”. No waiting for the download to finish, no clicking “Next”, and no toolbars – just tell your computer to install something like Google Chrome, and it will.
Say you want to install Google Chrome on your new Windows computer. With Chocolatey, all you need to do is open an administrative command prompt, then type one simple command:
choco install GoogleChrome
Hit “Enter” and Chocolatey will do its thing, downloading Chrome and running the installation process in the background. You can then get to work on something else, or walk away from your computer entirely, but you don’t need to do anything else for the installation to finish.
That’s really it. When the installation is done you’ll see Chrome is installed and ready to use – go ahead and use it!