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#1 borfast

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 10:30 AM

From Slashdot:

Portableapps.com has released Portable OpenOffice.org 2.01 -- the complete office suite you can run from a USB drive for complete access to both your files and your office apps -- anywhere you go. More than just a neat idea, some say it's a perfect example of "the kind of innovation developers can make when they don't have to worry about selling as many licenses of their work as possible." I don't imagine we'll see a portable Microsoft Office suite any time soon.


Sounds pretty cool! Imagine carrying an entire office suite around in a USB pen drive... :)

By the way, their website seems to be down at the moment, probably due to the "slashdot effect".

Edited by borfast, 04 January 2006 - 10:34 AM.

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#2 TCH-Bruce

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 11:09 AM

Raul, I have it along with the entire suite of apps that John Haller put together.

Portable Apps Suite Contains: Portable Firefox (web browser), Portable Thunderbird (email client), Portable OpenOffice.org (office suite), Portable AbiWord (word processor), Portable NVU (web editor), Portable Sunbird (calendar & task list), Portable FileZilla (FTP client), Portable Gaim (instant messenger) and will fit on a 256Mb USB thumbdrive.

Works great too.

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 01:02 PM

I should have asked Santa for a bigger thumb drive.

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 01:08 PM

I went and bought a new 1GB USB 2.0 just to play with the portable apps. You can find them on sale for $60 almost weekly at Best Buy, CompUSA or Circuit City.

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 02:04 PM

Time to go shopping.

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 02:20 PM

I went and got a 1gig cruzer micro to replace my 512, but my wife thought it was cute and took it.

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 05:05 PM

Well this is fun, I almost filled up my 512 meg jump drive, I still have a 100 meg left.
Thanks for the link Bruce, this will come in handy at work.
Added to PSpad web editor and Xamplite web server, I have it all on a stick :blink:

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 06:58 PM

Great link Bruce! Guess I have something that I need to have the office buy for me!
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Posted 04 January 2006 - 08:17 PM

I just used OpenOffice to make a sheet of mini return address labels (Avery 8167)
It was a snap, and Now I can do them anywhere :blink:

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 09:49 PM

Glad to see those apps are usefull! :blink:
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Posted 27 February 2006 - 12:46 PM

Curious as to why the Portable Suite has both Open Office and a Word Processor? Seems a waste of space to me. All I have on my thumbstick are PSPad, Xammplite, an image optimiser and all my scripts etc. Only place I need to use this is at work but would be pointless for me to carry anything web based (ftp, browser, email) as my works connection is proxid and locked down tighter than a ******'s ****.
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