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Good Apps List?

I'm thinking of putting these apps on my 128MB flash drive...

PStart
Portable Firefox
Portable Gaim
Portable Thunderbird
TrueCrypt
Foxit PDF Reader
µTorrent
WinAmp
7-Zip

Suggestions would be helpful.
Thanks in advance for those that read this
For all you others, I hope you lose your flash drive...

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no office

You don't have any office apps? If you just want a light word processor that does .doc, the I would highly recommend QJot. Here is a link to its write up on Portable Freeware:

http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=329
(There is a link to the website where you can download it. There is also instructions for putting it on the USB drive.)

-Justin

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chat

Also, if you don't mind me asking, what instant messaging protocol do you use? Because if you only use AIM, then I think miniaim would be perfect for you. It is extremely small (75.5KB), it has alot of features, and it looks good.

http://www.miniaim.net

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Most People

Most people I know use at least AOL and Yahoo or MSN. A few use Jabber. So MiniAIM isn't really appropriate for most people. But if you just need AOL with no smilies, file transfer, etc it works.

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well

I maybe know of one person who uses something other than AIM, so it suits my needs. I guess there is a fair amount of people that use others, but AIM is far and away the most popular.

-Justin

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AOL IM Stats

AOL has approximately 56% of the market worldwide when adding up simple total numbers. Yahoo and MSN combined (They are combining) total 40% of the worldwide market.

So, yes, there are a ton of people that don't use AIM at all or only use it in conjunction with the others. I'm logged into AOL, MSN and Yahoo right now, and I use the same ID in all 3.

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Interesting

How this discussion turned into one about instant messaging...

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yup

16% more than the next two combined, I'd say that's quite a market share.

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Yes, but

Absolutely not the only one. Unless you want to exclude 200 million people. Which would be kinda silly.

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right

I did mention that I knew there was a fair amount of people that use others, so Gaim is perfect for them.

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I use AIM and MSN

so I kinda need Gaim, because of its versatility...
Thanks for the comments so far, I'll look into it...

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yea

Ok then, you need Gaim.

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office

Have you thought about what office apps to put on there?

-Justin

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Qjot for one

And OO.org, if it manages to get down to a managable size (hint hint)

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Flash Drives Are Cheap

Don't even bother with a 128MB flash drive. USB keys are getting cheaper and cheaper now adays. I bought a new 2.5GB USB key for approximately $60 CAD. You'll be wanting more space then 128MB.

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But still

I just got a 128MB one for free, and I already have a 1GB one...
I'm just trying to find a use for the old one...

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Revised Apps List

I made a few changes to my list...

PStart
Portable Firefox
TrueCrypt
Foxit PDF Reader
Fusion Media Player
QJot
7-Zip
XnView
miniAIM

I got rid of Portable Thunderbird because I just realized that there is no difference if I just view Gmail.com on Portable Firefox, and the RSS function is taken care of by PFF as well
I got rid of AbiWord because I had too many problems with it, got QJot
I got rid of Gaim because I just got rid of my MSN account
I got rid of uTorrent because I never use it
I got rid of WinAmp because Fusion is smaller and has video capabilites
And added the others just for the hell of it...

Grand total is 30MB exactly

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not bad

That's a pretty good list.

-Justin

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