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    Portable Applications

    I had this referral, includes:

    Filezilla portable
    FireFTP Extension
    GIMP Portable
    Mac-on-Stick

    and much much more...enjoy

    http://portableapps.com/apps
    Jerry

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    Re: Portable Applications

    Jezza,

    I have two members of staff at one client who have tried using Portable Apps. They swear by them and love them.

    But ... the most difficult thing they find is getting someone to let them have access to a computer in the remote locations they travel to.

    The mindset that the machine in front of me is 'my computer' is set in concrete for some people. One employee, at the remote location, locked the workstation while she went to lunch for an hour just so that the Portable Apps user could not use her machine.

    When did we stop learning to share?

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    Re: Portable Applications

    I know the problem. In certain areas we have profile driven PC's to stop that and to encourage hot desking. We IT bods have laptops, so have them on us all the time. Our team encourage sharing after all with 2000 and XP machines it only creates another profile, we can delete it afterwards.

    I have had good reviews of GIMP so will have a go. I have a Firefox portable but have had no real reason to use it , but it is there....and I have Torpark for <!post=Anonymous browsing,600357>Anonymous browsing<!/post> . I have been working from home for the past few days and will certainly experiment during my numerous <img src=/S/coffeetime.gif border=0 alt=coffeetime width=32 height=48> coffee breaks <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
    Jerry

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    Re: Portable Applications

    <hr>I have been working from home for the past few days<hr>

    Are you still snowed in (with your 20cm?) <img src=/S/hiding.gif border=0 alt=hiding width=70 height=24>

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    Re: Portable Applications

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17>In the UK, if you have 2 mm of snow the whole of the public transport infrastructure grinds to a halt

    In these cases one must find a PC and use every portable application they can to make a living to connect to the corporate network <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
    Jerry

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    Re: Portable Applications

    I can understand this on corporate machines - it's easier to lock everything down than allow guest accounts. Our corporate default is that he machine logs off the user after 5 minutes of inactivity. And some industries in the US, including mine, have very tight legal requirements on data privacy. However, after about 6 months I gave up on using portable apps because I found that even public access machines were often locked so tight that they would not allow the use of the flashdrive. I still have portable OpenOffice, portable FireFox, and 7Zip, but removed the rest of my portable apps from the flashdrive.
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