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Nessus 3

Submitted by Hug It on December 14, 2005 - 12:10pm

As soon as it's available for Windows in early 2006. This would be a killer portable applications!

Portable open source media library based music player

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on December 14, 2005 - 10:54am

Others have asked for portable versions of music players (i.e., foobar, winamp, QMP) and some of these have been misquoted as "open source" rather than closed source freeware.

I would like to suggest musikCube ( as an open source, media library based, music player worthy and available for changes to the source code to make it portable. It uses BASS libraries and SQL Lite database and is very lightweight and fast. Currently it takes a multi-user approach, saving settings in a users "My Documents" folder. It also currently does not allow for relative path specification to synchronize its media library with. Many at the musikCube forums have requested such a feature.

Portable PuTTY/WinSCP/Psi

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on December 13, 2005 - 9:10pm

There isn't really any conversion necessary here -- these are just very useful, already more or less portable, apps that my team bundles internally in our workgroup along with the PortableSuite... not sure about the licensing suitability for making them formally a part of the Portable Suite though.

PuTTY - secure shell client -- has a stand alone, no install version that works from any directory and stores its config's in the directory where it is run from

WinSCP - secure copy (scp) / secure FTP client -- stand alone, no install version that works from any directory and stores its config's in the directory where it is run from


Submitted by Jacoby on December 13, 2005 - 8:31pm

Hello. I was wondering if anyone knew of any open source or freeware virtualization programs for ANY windows platform 98se or higher. (an x86 emulator to be precise.) bochs is too slow and i want something to run off a portable usb2 harddrive. any suggestions would be welcome, and if its not possible at this time, no big deal. i work with many different OS's in my classes, and this would be very helpful for homework, and when i cant get lab time while at school, (just hit the open lab (WinXP only, or the library[also winxp only]). Thanks for any help.

Portable C++ IDE/Compiler

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Submitted by pfeerick on December 13, 2005 - 7:44pm

Since somebodies asking about a portable Visual Basic, what about a portable C/C++ compiler. DevC++ from is one of the best free C/C++ IDE package. And it's not that hard to make DevC++ into a portable package.

For ease, I put it in a NSIS package which unpacks the compiler, run its, and then waits for it to close so the files can be remove. Works perfectly, all I have to do now is make the NSIS package load registry settings from a file, and when the compiler closes, hopefully save any changed registry settings for DevC++ back to that file.

The IDE is opensource, so there's not reason it can't be edited to load/save it's settings from a file, or that a portable version similar to the one I'm currently using can be made.

Portable WinAmp

Submitted by Achilles on December 13, 2005 - 2:11pm

I would love to see a portable version of a recent release of WinAmp. I hate having to install it on every machine I get on.

If this can't be done at least a portable music player that isn't Windows Media Player that supports m3u playlists and network drives.

Thanks Smile