USB sticks; portable apps?!

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USB sticks; portable apps?!

Post: #118379 mrsflibble
Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:12 pm

James wants to fill his USB stick with a few games which he can run directly off the said USB stick. Has anyone attempted using this: http://portableapps.com/suite
is it worth while?! will it help?
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Re: USB sticks; portable apps?!

Post: #118698 MKG
Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:14 pm

I use a few portable apps. It's a great idea - but it works only with programs which don't need to insert entries into the system registry (or at least versions of software which have been rewritten so as not to use the registry).

Loads of fairly simple games fall into that category. I doubt that you'll be able to do it with anything which is at all graphically complex (you can't know about the graphics capability of the host machine) or musically complex (same comments but for sound card). Having said that, more and more portable applications are appearing on the open software sites, so maybe this is a growing thing.

Take a look on Sourceforge.net.
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Re: USB sticks; portable apps?!

Post: #119395 ethicalpc
Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:48 pm

The portable apps suite you mentioned is worthwhile.

The price of usb sticks make them very attractive - I've bought a 4gb one for about £8. At that price, they make great storage/backup and even allow you to set up a portable office.

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Re: USB sticks; portable apps?!

Post: #119858 mrsflibble
Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:01 pm

thanks guys.
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Re: USB sticks; portable apps?!

Post: #119963 John Headstrong
Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:45 am

I used to use portable apps when I was a student and then later when I was working for the college. It was very handy to have things setup to [cough] bypass [cough] things and run applications without installing then on loads of machines and it is a handy digital toolkit to help fix machines.

I had forgotten how good handy they where

right, where is the 1gb stick I had .........


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