General Warning: This post is mostly tech based. Hazards to health might involve dizziness, losing consciousness, waking up with keyboard face and severe head trauma.
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I’m a fussy computer user and you really can’t blame me for that, I have spent a lot of time tweaking and configuring my system the way I want to and pretty much have everything in it’s place and a place for everything. So when you’re basically camped away from your system for most of the day, I needed something to make sure I’ve got the basic things whenever I want, wherever I want it.
Then I found PortableApps.
Basically it’s a new site that has taken the major open source programs out there, shrunk and turned it into portable applications that you can run off your thumbdrive. It’s got all the basic things you need like Firefox, Filezilla and OpenOffice that you can use on any computer you’re on without having to install it. All you have to do is insert and run it straight from the thubdrive. It’s that easy.
Personally, I’ve got, personalized and tweaked Firefox, Gaim and Filezilla in my thumbdrive. Which is no surprise seeing that I recently installed WordPress on my USB drive as well and that took me a shitload of space on my thumbdrive. So either way, I still can work on WordPress blogs wherever I go which is a very good deal either way.
Now all they have to do is find a way to shrink Gimp down to size and I’ve got everything I need. Of course by then, I’d probably need a bigger thumbdrive too.
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Crap…I definitely need more money. Then again, who doesn’t?