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zenin
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Yahoo Messenger 10

I would like to have Yahoo Messenger Portable, its a good application and widely used. I know there are other IM alternatives but this one have some features that makes it unique when chatting or videocalling with other YM users.

I tried to do it myself using Portable App Maker but no luck.. it gives me an error when trying to use it on other computers: Application cannot initialize

Is it possible that someone with better skills to do it ? Many thanks in advance.

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no one else want this app

no one else want this app portable ? I found alot of bloggers wanting this before.

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Probably impossible to do

IIRC, the license terms are prohibitive. Am I wrong on that/have the terms changed?

Otherwise, have you tried Miranda or Pidgin? Those are both on here, and they should do what you want.

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nothing is impossible :)

i donno about the license, and if this is the reason.. damn that prohibitive licenses on free software.

i have tried pidgin&miranda but it doesn't have have voice chat or video with yahoo users Sad

But.. is it possible to make my own portable version ? I guess the license doesn't apply if it is for personal use. And if it does, i guess they have better things to do than checking my messenger tyoe.

Maybe someone in here can give me a tutorial on how to make my own portable Y!Messenger >> the portableapps.com way

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Perhaps this would be

Perhaps this would be helpful? Smile

Good luck!

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cool

THANK YOU ! I hope this one will do the trick.

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is it legal to..

just wondering if it is legal to send the said app privately?

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No

It's still redistribution and thus not really legal.

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Legality

Curious. If I made a batch file to change the environment variables and registry settings to get Yahoo Messenger portable (like a combination of Silverx's X-chat batch file and 7-zip portable), what's the legality on that? Legality on releasing instructions for others to do so? The way I see it, I'm not distributing Yahoo code nor am I editting their files. Same as if I was running it in a sandboxing program or virtual machine.

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Launcher OK

Distributing instructions would be quite OK, or even a launcher, except for trademark issues; you'd need to be careful about that. The naming of it would be interesting.

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you can make any software

you can make any software portable. You have to make a thinstall for yahoo messanger. Just search youtube in how to use thinstall software by VMware.

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you should check this forum

you should check this forum about thininstall. from what i read it is expensive and most people use it illegally.

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Yahoo Messenger Please.

We need Portable Yahoo Messenger. Is that possible?

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Read

Please read the comments above.

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Short Answer: No

Physically or legally? Maybe and no.

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legally defined

one cannot modify or redistrbute the code to YIM without permission from Yahoo.

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all the more reason...

all the more reason for there NOT to be a portable Yahoo Instant Messanger!

http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20004368-245.html

OH NO it hit Skype!

http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20004456-245.html

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Actually

given that one of the vectors that those worms use is grabbing your contact lists from its well-known storage place in the installed messenger, then a portable version would actually slow down their spread as it would be less easy for them to spread so fast.

Oh, and the worm itself is still just as dangerous to receive if you run Pidgin, or Miranda, or YIM! or Trillian or whatever else.

If the user is silly enough to click a link from a friend which says it is a photo, but downloads as a zip file, unzip it, find an .exe inside, and then run it, well it almost certainly won't be the only piece of malware on their system by now.

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Old Skool Virus Infection

It's amazing that this type of thing would even work these days, but I guess some people are still just not computer savvy enough to know when something is fishy.

It's the same way that people still get caught by phishing scams... don't people question anything ever? Let's just blindly give out all our personal and private information to random strangers because they ask for it. Pardon

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