Well I have just read the following and I am going to try it and I will let you have my thoughts later. It says Ninite is the Best Way to Install Free and Open Source Software without the rubbish pop ups. Now I have never heard of this software so I am really going to enjoy trying it out.
Installing your favourite programs on a new or freshly reinstalled version of Windows can be time-consuming. It’s tedious to install each one individually, and there is always the possibility of inadvertently including a ton of pop ups and free offers ( I have always found free offers usually end up either screwing your machine up or costing you).
The Ninite software installation service started several years ago but apparently it has been revisited for those of you who might not be aware of it. It works on Windows 10. It’s free for home computers to use and is the best way to install or reinstall your favourite free and Open Source programs without the extras like toolbars and other special offers. For instance, when you install or update Adobe Flash Player it always tries to sneak in a free trial to McAfee or some other paid program you don’t want.
Apparently you just go to Ninite.com and pick the apps you want to install. The list of apps is broken down into different categories like Media, Messaging, and Security. All your favourites are there such as Chrome, iTunes, VLC, Steam and a lot more. Check as many as you want and it will install them all in one fell swoop.
After selecting the apps, you want to scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Get Your Ninite to download the installer. Run it and it will automatically go through and install each program, and you don’t need to do anything…just let it run. The amount of time it takes to complete depends on the amount and size of the apps you select.
That’s all there is to it! All the programs you selected will be installed and ready to use. Best of all, it installs the most recent version of the apps and there is no extra bloatware you don’t need.
The site includes most of the popular user-requested apps, but if you think something should be included, there is a suggestion form you can fill out. Here is a list of what Ninite does according to the site:
- start working as soon as you run it
- not bother you with any choices or options
- install apps in their default location
- say no to toolbars or extra junk
- install 64-bit apps on 64-bit machines
- install apps in your PC’s language or one you choose
- do all its work in the background
- install the latest stable version of an app
- skip up-to-date apps
- skip any reboot requests from installers
- use your proxy settings from Internet Explorer
- download apps from each publisher’s official site
- verify digital signatures or hashes before running anything
- work best if you turn off any web filters or firewalls
- save you a lot of time!
While home users can enjoy Ninite for free, there is also a Pro version of Ninite that’s aimed at large offices and corporations. It allows you to install software to hundreds of PCs at once via your web browser and issue install/uninstall/update commands, too.