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lunar
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Can Firefox Portable Apps be used on Linux?

Greetings All!

I'm a total newbie when it comes to using linux, usbs, and portable apps. So if I sound ignorant, please forgive me. I don't even know if I'm in the right forum!

Here's my dilemma:
1. I have a desktop with XP and I use Firefox as my browser.
2. I just bought an Asus EEEPC 1000 with linux (xandros).
3. I do not want to download XP on the netbook.

My questions are:
1. Will the firefox portable apps (on an usb pny 4gb) work with the netbook?
2. If not, why?
3. If so, how?

I've searched the web for a while with no luck. If this question has been asked before, please link me to the answer(s).

Thank you for your time!

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Yes!

First let me say hi and welcome here Smile

Second, you are posting a question about firefox so the firefox forum is the right place!

Regarding your question:

Almost all Apps from here can be run under Xandros/Linux if you install wine first.

Wine is a program that lets you run windows programs under Linux.

I don't know what package management system Xandros uses so I cant tell you exactly what to do, but if you google for "Xandros and wine" you'll most likely find a heap of useful info.

Hope that helps!

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I pulled this up: http://wiki.jswindle.com/index.php/Xandros
Also, if you are looking for native Linux Portable Apps, try this site: http://www.portools.com/
I sorta wish the guy would keep going with it.

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Thank you digitxp...

for the links! I have never come across these links in the hours and hours (and I do mean hours!:() I've used searching for what I want. I'm glad I found this website. If only I had found it sooner! Sounds like I better stick to this website than portools. Wink

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Thank you Simeon...

for the welcome and I will take your advise and "google xandros and wine"....I didn't know I had to drink wine while I google, maybe that is why I couldn't find anything!...btw, red or white? Biggrin

On a serious note, I download wine on the usb and then download the firefox apps that I want?

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nope

You have to install wine to your linux PC then plug in your usb stick and run Firefox.

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Oh Darn!

I didn't want to download anything on the netbook, for one reason, I don't know how! Sad

any good step-by-step instructions on how to download (extract?) wine and is it compatible with xandros? Pardon

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google it

I just did and found this.

I hope that helps.

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WOW! I Didn't Know...

Xandros has a website?! A forum?! Shock

Thanks for the info and the time you and Digitxp put into helping me, that saved me A LOT of time! I would have never guessed to google both "xandros and wine".

I have learned quite a bit since joining and I hope to learn a whole lot more because confused newbies usually do! Pardon

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