Saturday, November 25, 2006

PortableApps Suite 1.0

Having recently treated myself to a 1 GB USB Flash Drive, I am excited to see the announcement about the release of the new PortableApps Suite. The suite is a collection of computer programs that you can carry around with you on a portable device and use on any Windows computer.

The Suite includes a web browser, email client, office suite, calendar/scheduler, IM client, A/V, backup and even the popular sudoku game. There is a pre-configured menu and all software is ready to run.

A special feature of the PortableApps Menu is that it works on any PC, Including Windows 95 (!) through Vista. It also works with Wine under UNIX. The PortableApps Menu will also work with other applications. All you need to do is place the exe files in a directory "next to" the PortableAppsMenu directory.

I am looking forward to experimenting with my new toy and expect I will be referring to the tutorials and software listings at the Gladiator Security USB Sticks & Portable Devices Forum.

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