Extra Fox – A blog by Christopher Taylor

Portable applications

Posted in Uncategorized by extrafox on March 21, 2006

Nearly every techie who travels to a foreign country knows what it is like to go into an Internet cafe only to find that the computer they are using doesn’t have some program that they would like to use. Notable examples for me have been an ssh or good ftp client. With the availability of large USB flash memory devices and the use of “portable applications”, that problem is now a thing of the past.

A portable application is a software program that you can carry around with you on a portable device, such as a USB flash drive and use on any computer without necessarily modifying that computer’s hard disk [Wikipedia][via Digg].

Put the ones you might need on your flash memory stick and off you go.


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