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 Post subject: Does anyone use PortableApps?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:29 am 
Clawhammer
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Does anyone use PortableApps? I get the mobility and usb benefits, but it seems to me that the real boon would be having no messy dll's, no hamhocked registry entries -- just simply having all your software and the accoutrements installed right where you want it. It certainly would make version updating a snap too. Download the zip, wipe the old, unzip the new in the folder you define. No real reason to ever install software again.

How do you set yours set-up? What are the other benefits?


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 Post subject: Re: Does anyone use PortableApps?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:38 am 
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Looks to me like you have to buy the apps you want to run in this free program...no thanks...

http://portableapps.com/platform/features

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 Post subject: Re: Does anyone use PortableApps?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:43 am 
Smithfield
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I've found a lot of programs are more or less "portable" anyway. I'm sure what PortableApps does is not register anything with Windows and all the settings and such are done on the folder itself, rather than a system folder like %APPDATA%.

The only other benefit is you won't need admin rights to install any of these. But you can usually bypass the need for admin rights by installing in a folder your account has permission to write in anyway.


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