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Old 01-03-2008, 09:17 PM   #1
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Portable Apps for Linux?


I'm a big fan of portable apps and have my flash drive fully stocked on those that I find most useful. However, I often find myself wishing for a similar approach for linux.

Does anyone know of any sort of movement within the linux community to make various software (and all dependencies!) into a portable version?
 
Old 01-03-2008, 09:20 PM   #2
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Hi -

I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "a portable app". Could you give us a couple of examples?

TIA .. PSM
 
Old 01-04-2008, 08:01 AM   #3
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Hi -

I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "a portable app". Could you give us a couple of examples?

TIA .. PSM
Behold, the PortableApps website!


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Old 01-04-2008, 08:37 AM   #4
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Hi,

Hmmmmm.....AFAIK, the closer approach will be using DLS from a USB stick or to follow some of those online guides about make your own livecd and put it in a flash drive, but I don't think that there's nothing exactly as PortableApps (at least I've never reed about it).



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Old 01-04-2008, 09:13 AM   #5
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Firefox and Thunderbird can be ran from usb, if they are installed on the pc you are using just point the profile to the usb key to use your profile.
 
Old 01-06-2008, 01:45 PM   #6
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I'm a big fan of portable apps and have my flash drive fully stocked on those that I find most useful.
So do I. But I found the portable apps concept is just one workaround for the troubles working under Window$. E.g., I don't dare to plug mine into PC's that have outdated tools or not well maintained, in which case the portable apps is most useful. Why? I'm afraid that my flash drive will become a victim of the virus, and become a carrier.

Linux's approach is much much better!

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However, I often find myself wishing for a similar approach for linux.
Wish granted, if you can look it from a different angle -- why portable apps? Why not portable Linux? Give Wolvix a try. It has read-only access to flash drive so to save it from wear and tears.

And you can try slax as well, just browse to upper folders.

but personally, I prefer Wolvix.
 
Old 01-06-2008, 01:48 PM   #7
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Forgot the mention, my first personal version of Wolvix is on a *128M-only* usb key! with all the tools that *I* wanted!!!
 
  


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