I am primarily a Linux guy but from time to time have to use Mac or Windows for whatever reason. On Linux, keeping the entire system up to date with the latest software releases is usually the work of one simple command. Likewise installing something new is as simple as naming the package you want. There is never any fumbling with downloads or assorted crazy installers.
Homebrew has stepped in to fill the missing roll on Mac OS X, with homebrew cask taking care of installing and updating binary distributed software where Homebrew alone takes care of anything that is distributed as source.
I am, however, still high and dry on Windows. Ninite is a great stop gap and usually the first thing I do (after however many rounds of Windows updates it takes) but the software selection is limited to a handful. A useful handful, but by no means all the things I need on a Windows system.
Is there some installer that can ease the pain of installing and managing assorted portfolios of Windows based software?
Note also I am not in an enterprise environment and am not looking for a network deployment tool. Cygwin (although indespensible) is not what I'm looking for here either.