U3 v PortableApps
Throg - December 10, 2006 - 6:44am
Apologies if this is covered elsewhere but I've had a quick scan around and couldn't find anything.
I've been using U3 for quite a while now and although I like the functionality, some things about it bug me - specifically how locked-down and proprietry the software is and how closely it's tied to the hardware. The latter is a particular concern because the U3 installation on my second memory stick, a Disgo, failed after a couple of weeks' usage, which as I understand it is a common problem.
I am therefore seriously considering switching to using PortableApps instead, especially as the main U3 apps I use (FF, TB and OO) are all supplied by PortableApps anyway.
I have a spare (working) U3 USB key so I'm willing to experiment, but I was wondering if anyone else had considered this kind of transition and what options I have? So far I've thought of either installing PortableApps on the U3 key as it is, or wiping the U3 key of all traces of U3 and installing PortableApps instead. Obviously the latter option is probably more workable but it's also, as far as I'm aware, a one-way ticket.
Are there any other options and does anyone have any recommendations please?