Just exposing an idea! What if a little like U3 drive the menuapp program would
transfer, not all the apps. but some of the slower ones to run on the usb , to
a temporary folder on the host pc. Of course a single compress archive of a program
folder is what is the fastest to copy back and forth.if we get a custom eject feature
that could trigger the copy back/update to the usb drive and a clean up utility to erease any trace.For my case firefox and thunderbird are the ones I would like to start faster.
And it would be nice to bundle it up with an autorun utility that can be install anywhere, I use APO usb autorun and I can install it even on some system with user restriction privilege.
Actually, U3 doesn't really do that. It's up to the individual applications whether they copy locally or not. And copying locally breaks certain things (like auto-updates in Firefox and Thunderbird) which is why none of the U3 apps I did copy themselves locally. Not to mention the fact that the startup time is greater with the copying locally approach (a *LOT* greater with an app like OpenOffice.org). And there's greater privacy risk as you're leaving more bits behind (unless you securely delete, which does not happen and would slow down shutdown a lot). Overall, copying locally isn't a good approach.
Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!