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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on December 11, 2005 - 10:20am

Do you know Shinux?
It is a Gnu/linux OS available on a usb flash key, downloadable for free, you can buy a key, too.

I didn't test it, but why not register there?


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

Eclipse is already portable, and it handles a large variety of programming languages. Sure, you still need Java installed on the host system, but in most cases, it works fine.

Portable WebDAV

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on December 10, 2005 - 6:18pm

Would be nice to have access to my WebDAV store while away and synchonice data, maybe even backup the changes on the usb stick...

BitKinex is a nice one but unfortunately not open source Sad

does anyone know a open source WebDav client? (graphical, not command line...)


Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on December 10, 2005 - 6:23am

Besides the portability of, well, portable apps, there is also privacy which I think everybody likes. There are utilities for antivirus etc., but I have yet to find one that cleans up after you work on a computer. Smile

The ram footprint it has is extremely small and it's installation folder size is only up to 2MB. If it was ported to flash drives, I think it would make a great app.
-- CCleaner (

Portable GIMP / GIMPShop

Submitted by zero0w on December 10, 2005 - 1:01am

Hi, John:

First, congratulate on the launch of

What you have done here will make the life of many people easier.
You should be proud of your work Smile .

Ok, back to the topic, Firefox, Thunderbird, and are the major pillars of open source apps that benefit millions of people. Another application I bet most of us would like to see is Portable GIMP (or Portable GIMPShop). I used GIMP at home under Linux and would like to do so in my workplace without any installation so my system admin would not complain.

GIMP has been criticized for its arcane interface, and that's why GIMPShop was created to modify its interface to follow the menu layout of Photoshop, so that Photoshop users can use GIMPShop right away with ease.


Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on December 9, 2005 - 11:46pm

Azureus implements the BitTorrent protocol using java language and comes bundled with many invaluable features for both beginners and advanced users


PS: Just in case, I'm thinking of using it on my PC


Submitted by Atreides on December 9, 2005 - 8:54pm

gvim will "work" from a removable media, but the problem is that any settings saved to your .vimrc or .gvimrc are not saved because of where gvim tries to access the rc files. A portable version of gvim would be incredibly handy.

Thanks for the great apps.