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Portable OS

Submitted by bluefoxicy on December 27, 2005 - 4:20pm

It'd be interesting to make a full portable OS setup. This could support booting a disk or CD image through qemu or syslinux. For a typical USB stick or hard disk, this can be done via syslinux on the MBR or such; for an iPod, you simply have to remember to hit the second partition with your bootloader.

Consider first that the iPod has two partitions, both flagged as bootable. The first partition will be ignored because it's not bootable on PC; the second, however, will be booted. For this, we can syslinux the second partition rather than the MBR on the iPod.

pspad editor

Submitted by azjerry on December 23, 2005 - 5:28pm

I use pspad as my main text/programmers editor and am very happy with it. On a whim I copied the install directory to my USB drive and now am able to use pspad at work. I've found no issues with it in portable mode.

Photoshop 7

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on December 23, 2005 - 12:48pm

I know it isn't open source... and maybe not even possible at all... But it would be awesome if there were a way to stick Photoshop 7 on a USB key drive, or whatever to use on any computer you want to use it on.

I hate having to connect to my computer remotely (using Remote Desktop Connection) to use Photoshop 7, and then have it be all laggy and crap.

But once again, I don't think there is a way to do this because of registry keys, etc. Just a suggestion though. Or rather, something to look into.

Rar & Video ?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on December 22, 2005 - 1:24pm

Hey every one, i dont know if how hard it is to make a portable program that would support .rar compression. But it would be really usefull, my school computers are really gay, and dont let me install anything on them. Anything that i get thats a rar file, i can never open.

Also, maby a portable player that would support codecs like xvid and divx... To play rip movies, because again, you can never install anything on public computers...'

Thx alot

SQL Query Tool - Any Recommendations ?

Submitted by RossGoodman on December 22, 2005 - 9:22am


Can anyone recommend a:

open source
and preferably portable

SQL Query tool that can connect to ideally:

SQL Server

I understand that true portability will be limited as the middleware and configuration will have to be on the desktop, but it would be nice to just plug and play in the same way that I do with my other apps.