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IE5, IE6, IE7, IE8, IE9, ...
any of them will do for a start
IE is part of the operating system and the apps here are also for that operating system so why would someone need the same software whic is on each computer anyway to have one more copy of??
But furthermore, licensing conditions will never allow such thing to be portabilized.
search before posting. you will find out the many reasons why it will be a cold day in hell before IE gets portableised. That or you could read the EULA.
I did search but wanted to register my vote in favor of making Safari and Internet Explorer into portable apps. If you won't do it, then maybe someone else will. There would be a large demand.
Its not legal to make it internet explorer portable. And i think the same goes for safari.
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What the above post is referencing is that repackaging either app and distributing it is illegal.
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who could have demand for such thing?
Every windows computer has it ready, so why should someone have the same app which is present anyway? It is part of the operating system.
This is something like : can you make portable windows start button?
but I guess like how there is a launcher for the command prompt or maybe something like various file managers that have a ... what a ??shell?? that sends the commands into the regular windows file manager?
Would there be a shell that holds the themes/settings portably?
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The browsers are in a version number race now. A lot of people (including me) would like to be able to try different browsers and different versions without affecting their op system. Portable apps are ideal for that purpose. In looking through the list of browsers here at portableapps.com, most of the popular browsers are included. Except, it stands out like a sore thumb that Safari and Internet Explorer are totally missing. That's why...
You get permission from the authors of Safari amd Microsoft and I am sure someone would love to do it. In the meantime it is against the law to do so
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Not only that, IE is heavily tied to the system. Just try making it portable.
P.S. I still don't get why people use IE and Safari just because of their brand name. >_
Have you asked?
thats when i found out that Safari uses a lot of the same code as KDE's Konqueror.
as IE is part of the operating system it is tied to it. So it makes no sense of having it portable as IE5 will not run on w7 and IE9 will not run on w2k and so on anyway even if someone attempted to make it portable. To try such browser, it has to be run on the system it was designed for anyway and so it is here in that particular os native and ready.
An application we do have available is Maxthon Portable which makes use of 2 web rendering engines, webkit and Trident (the engine behind Internet Explorer) that will have to be close enough.
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Maxthon must be very close to Internet Explorer.
I finally got around to testing Maxthon portable and while doing so (on a XP SP3 machine with IE8 ) ran the Microsoft Update.
Now, usually while running a portable web browser (FF, Chrome, Iron, Opera) that results in the computer launching IE to go to the Microsoft update page.
after a few minutes of doing other things I notice that hadn't happened, so I click the update again and still no IE.
then I looked at Maxthon portable and it had 2 tabs with the Microsoft Update pages.
When a portable browser is (I assume) being seen by Windows XP as a opened version of Internet Explorer, I think it's safe to say that browser is, at the very least, close enough enough to Internet Explorer.
I don't see a point in this. If it has Windows, it has IE. And if it ain't Windows, portableapps wont work anyway. Now, if you want this so you can portablize your setting, favorites, etc. thats a different story, and a whole other matter.
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Yes, if you're running any variant of Windows, you usually have IE installed.
Many portable apps can run under wine on Linux.
as they are not attached to the OS itself and require specialised .dll's most of the portable applications here on this site work through wine. You can think of it this way... a lot of the APPS here are FOSS and are already avalible via linux/MAC/BSD/UNIX/SUN.