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phly95
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Box.net app streaming

can you make a Box.net app (Box.net is completely different from Dropbox) that will stream portable apps on whatever computer your on. The problem with Dropbox is
1. It only offers 2 GB for free
2. Takes a long time to download all your apps
3. Because it has to download and install the Dropbox app plus all your apps, it leaves a trace on the computer you're using

Some advantages with a Portable Box.net streamer would be
1. Instant access to all your apps without downloading or installing something
2. Allows you to store 5 GB of apps (or more if you pay, I got a 50 GB account)
3. Box has an extremely fast server so it can be as fast as a keydrive if you make the right tools, downloading from the site in my experience was up to 2 MB per second, maybe more if you have a really fast connection.

4. More importantly, I think Box.net pays app developers to put apps on their site and that could support the expansion of the project even further and make more great apps for my keydrive (I mainly am looking for games but many other apps are great too).

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Don't think it's feasible

I don't see their software as a suitable candidate for portablization. From their Terms of Service:

"By licensing the Desktop Software, you grant Box and its contractors an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide license to access, use, modify, and delete User Content on your desktop through the Desktop Software for the sole purpose of providing to you the Services, including, without limitation, the synchronization of files between the Desktop Software and the Site. You acknowledge and agree that Box shall not assume or have any liability for any action or inaction by Box with respect to any such User Content, including, without limitation, the loss of such User Content."

Another section:

"If you have licensed the Desktop Software, Box reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to make unscheduled deployments of updates or enhancements to the Desktop Software. You acknowledge and understand that during such deployments, certain functionality of the Desktop Software may be unavailable and outages may occur."

So, basically, by installing their software you give them right to do whatever they want on your desktop if they regard it as part of providing "the Services" or as updating the software.

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5. You may not attempt to modify, translate, adapt, edit, copy, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any software used or provided by Box in connection with the Box Site or Services.

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Portable apps no longer works in Windows 10.

After upgrading to Windows 10 I can no longer access my apps. Tried to reinstall PortableAPPs and it failed to load. Any one been able to get it to work?

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Works Fine on Windows 10

The platform and all apps have been tested and work without issue on Windows 10. If your cloud drive isn't fully synced... meaning the files aren't all completely downloaded to your local drive... the apps will not work.

Not sure why you posted in here as this is a topic about making a portable version of Box's app.

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