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The growth of PortableApps.com


If you like portable applications, surely you know about PortableApps.com. I think the most prominent projects of the website are OppenOffice Portable, Firefox Portable, and GIMP Portable. But recently, since I subscribed the RSS, there are more and more new applications in PortableApps.com, such as the game like “Frets on Fire”, the online game “The Mana World”, etc.

This is very interesting. Portability is a very convenient feature because this allows us to bring our applications by using a USB pendrive. And sometimes, we need administrative privilege to install the applications. But portable applications just let us extract it, then we can run the applications anywhere.

The growth of PortableApps.com shows that the open source applications are growing. Not only that, portable applications are also growing. More and more people will prefer portable applications.

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About Allen Choong

A cognitive science student, a programmer, a philosopher, a Catholic.

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