Portable Apps

By | March 14, 2006

I’m amazed what people are doing nowadays with the open source software. Yes, that’s right people are putting many of the most popular ones in a format that can be used off a USB key. Now that’s pretty neat.


to name but a few. You can run Linux off a key, too. The ‘key’ point is having enough space on one of those USB drives to save the programs, the data, and whatever else you stuff on there. But with space increasing to 1GB or larger, I don’t think it’s going to be much of a problem. I’ve created a link here. But as of now the website keeps returning a 403 Error.

I’m trying to experiment to see if I can run those apps across a network of windows pcs by using a shared folder. OK, update on this. It works, but slowly! Mind you, my machine was OLD…
I doubt it will, but who knows.

John wrote:

Yeah, I’m aware. It overloaded the shared box again. I’m in the process of getting a dedicated account for it thanks to some recent donations and the google ads on the site.

Running the apps over network shares is pretty common with university folks that get their own network drive. The same rules as USB apply (compression = faster start, etc).