Homebrew "the painless way to install anything on a Mac"
- Please watch the upper ☝︎ video carefully and follow the steps. (in case the video doesn't work, press on this link)
What is homebrew ?
Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple's operating system macOS. Originally written by Max Howell. The Homebrew name is intended to suggest the idea of building software on the Mac depending on the user's taste
What can homebrew do?
It allows people to install what they want. they make the decision to install licensed and unlicensed applications, games and softwares that may not be allowed originally on devices like Nintendo, Wii and Mac.
Can I install homebrew on all Mac devices ?
Yes, it can be installed on intel based MacBook and Apple Silicon M1 devices.
How it can be installed ?
Homebrew can be installed using the commands described on its official website and you can watch the whole process of installation on the attached video but before installation you have to check these system requirements: -
The video describes the whole process of: -
1- Full download and install homebrew.
2- Installation of UPX package.
3- Installation of Cask package.
What is UPX package ?
As stated on the developers website of UPX it is free, portable, extendable, high-performance executable packer for several executable formats. designed to be simple enough that a decompressor can be implemented in just a few hundred bytes of code.
Briefly to unpack anything, just drag it on terminal after UPX command !
What is CASK package ?
Homebrew Cask extends Homebrew and brings its elegance, simplicity, and speed to the installation and management of GUI macOS applications such as Atom and Google Chrome.
Briefly “To install, drag this icon…” no more!
What are the applications that can be installed?
there are thousands of applications, you can explore this list of the available applications, even-more you can create your own cask.
✅. After viewing the video tutorial above, you should be comfortable insalling Homebrew and its related packages Cask and UPX on macOS.