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CVS/SVN Client

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Submitted by Rob Loach on December 30, 2005 - 11:46am

I've been using SmartCVS and SmartSVN from my USB key and although they do work, they arn't truly portable (requires Java and doesn't save settings in the application directory).

Does anyone have any recommendation for CVS and SVN clients that can run from a USB key?

Portable Tor

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on December 30, 2005 - 3:29am

OK, Tor is a toolset for a wide range of organizations and people that want to improve their safety and security on the Internet. Using Tor can help you anonymize web browsing and publishing, instant messaging, IRC, SSH, and other applications that use the TCP protocol. Tor also provides a platform on which software developers can build new applications with built-in anonymity, safety, and privacy features.

TorCP is a Tor controller for Windows 95 and higher. TorCP runs in your system's notification area, giving you a way to check on the status of Tor without having to have the console window open all the time. TorCP also lets you monitor the bandwidth Tor is using, as well as configure some of Tor's settings without having to manually edit Tor's configuration file.


Submitted by justin on December 28, 2005 - 3:06pm

Here is a link to a word processor I found over at Sourceforge. It seems to rely on Java, so I don't know if it will work on a portable drive. It says tht it is OS independent, so it should work on Windows. I don't know much about it, but it might work.

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.