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Preview The 2.0 PortableApps.com Platform In Our Blog

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Submitted by John T. Haller on July 1, 2010 - 10:11am

We've just posted a PortableApps.com Platform 2.0 Preview blog post with detailed info on the upcoming platform release. You'll find screenshots of the new updater, new theming engine, some of the 30+ themes included, options windows, branding and unicode support along with details of the features and functionality. The new beta will be posted in the next several days and 2.0 final is scheduled to release later in July.

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Ending Windows 95/98/Me Support

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Submitted by John T. Haller on April 27, 2010 - 3:08pm

PortableApps.com is formally announcing the end of Windows 95/98/Me support in the PortableApps.com Format, Installer, packaged apps and the PortableApps.com Platform. It's been a long time coming and has been discussed quite a bit internally and externally, so we'd like to officially announce the end of support as well as the reasons why.

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Launch Party Tonight in NYC for the PortableApps.com Music Production Suite

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Submitted by John T. Haller on February 19, 2010 - 12:46am

PortableApps.com and OpenSourceHipHop.org are proud to announce a launch party this evening at Sputnik Bar in Brooklyn, NY to launch the upcoming PortableApps.com Music Production Suite. At the party, there will be performances by:

Bonita Applebum - the1shanti and Shefali are next generation Native Tongues continuing on with the Love Movement

Heavy Pennies - NYC's next huge singer/songwriter

45 Shootout - Live band dance hall wonderfulness

ElekTro4 and DJ Alias will be spinning tunes the rest of the night.

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PortableApps.com at FOSDEM

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Submitted by John T. Haller on February 5, 2010 - 11:04pm

PortableApps.com developer Steve Lamerton will be representing us at FOSDEM 2010 in Brussels on February 6th and 7th. He'll be giving a Lightning Talk on the PortableApps.com Platform on Saturday. You may be most familiar with Steve as the developer behind our popular Toucan backup, sync and encryption utility. Hopefully, you can drop in on Steve's lightning talk Saturday morning. If not, keep an eye out for a red PortableApps.com polo and say hi.

PortableApps.com at CES 2010 in Las Vegas, NV

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Submitted by John T. Haller on January 5, 2010 - 1:25am

CESPortableApps.com will be at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. I'll be on the show floor, attending meetings with partners, and giving away flash drives loaded with portable apps. (For those who don't know me, I'm John T. Haller, the founder and lead developer of PortableApps.com.

Translations Urgently Needed for PortableApps.com Platform 2.0

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Submitted by John T. Haller on December 8, 2009 - 1:50am

We're coming up on the 2.0 launch of the PortableApps.com Platform and we again find ourselves in need of translators to get things up to speed. We have a full set of locales ready to be updated available in this forum post along with instructions on how to do update the translation. There are 49 languages, some have been updated for all but the latest strings. Some are in need of a great many translations, so all work is appreciated.

Thanks in advance for helping make this the best release yet!

PortableApps.com Format 1.0

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Submitted by John T. Haller on November 24, 2009 - 4:06pm

logoPortableApps.com is proud to announce that the PortableApps.com Format Specification 1.0 has now been published. This release marks the culmination of over a year of work with dozens of developers to create the world's first open portable software format. The updated PortableApps.com Format Specification is now available for outside developers to use and can be used freely with free open source and freeware applications. Commercial use is available by contacting PortableApps.com.

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Vote for PortableApps.com in Lifehacker's Poll (Poll Closed After Cheating)

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Submitted by John T. Haller on October 26, 2009 - 9:54pm

Lifehacker is doing a vote on the best portable app suites and we're happy to be in the lineup (thanks to our many awesome users who nominated us). And we'd love to have you show your support by voting for us in the poll!

Unfortunately, our competition contains illegal software (GPL, copyright, licensing, and trademark violations) and has stolen software from PortableApps.com (stripping off the GPL license, readme, source code, etc from our many portable application launchers and other open source utilities and attempting to pass them off as their own).

PortableApps.com Debuts Freeware Portable Apps

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Submitted by John T. Haller on October 22, 2009 - 11:59am

PortableApps.com Flash DrivePortableApps.com, the world's most popular portable software platform, is proud to announce the debut of freeware packaged in PortableApps.com Format. The freeware releases began with the releases of 2X Client Portable, FreeCommander Portable, Google Chrome Portable, SpyDLLRemover Portable and Skype Portable in the last day. The release will continue with IcoFX, XMPlay and many other popular software titles.

The decision to add freeware to our lineup is the result of months of work and is part of our overall strategy to ensure that a single, open source, open development, open format portable environment remains the industry standard.

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