PortableApps.com: One of the coolest freeware sites…..

I am super-duper impressed with John Haller’s Portable Apps:

http://portableapps.com

The premise of a “portable app” is…I’ll let John tell it:

“A portable app is a computer program that you can carry around with you on a portable device and use on any Windows computer. When your USB flash drive, portable hard drive, iPod or other portable device is plugged in, you have access to your software and personal data just as you would on your own PC. And when you unplug, none of your personal data is left behind

What John has done is take open-source freeware Windows programs and made them “portable”. Included on the site are:

Development

  • NVU Portable – The easy-to-use NVU web editor
  • XAMPP – Apache, mySQL, PHP, phpMyAdmin and more in an integrated package

Games

Graphics & Pictures

Internet

Music & Video

Office

Operating Systems

Utilities

Well worth a look; I’ve downloaded OpenOffice and Sunbird; I use them almost every day.

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