It’s possible to run all your software — operating system, applications,
utilities, everything — from a single flash drive or DVD.
But a completely self-contained software environment also comes with some major drawbacks that you need to be aware of.
Seeking more input on software portability
Reader Peter Brown is mulling over truly portable software.
- “I would like to see Fred Langa devote some space to his views on portable programs.
“I run many portable programs on my computer because I like the fact that they clutter up my registry less — at least, I hope that is how they operate.
“I haven’t seen any downside to using these programs. Maybe they run a bit slower, but if so, it seems marginal.
“So why can’t all software be portable?”