Several years ago, we looked at Cameyo which allowed you to create portable versions of just about any app. The company now offers an even cooler service: running Windows apps in a browser window.
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VirtualBox is our favourite virtualisation program, but it needs to be properly installed with Windows kernel drivers and system services. Portable VirtualBox lets you install VirtualBox on a USB drive or external hard drive so you can run your virtual machines anywhere.
There are lots of killer productivity apps out there, but you might be left out of the party if you work somewhere with strict IT policies. It can be hard to convince your IT department to let you install Evernote or a Chrome app to help you get things done. Here's how to stay productive with the tools you probably already have and sneak in some of your favourites.
How would you like to take your Mac with you in your pocket? Until Apple builds a Macbook Mini, the most portable, powerful Mac you'll ever have is the one you set up yourself. All you need is a USB hard drive and a little time for a perfect, portable copy of your Mac that you can use to boot other Macs, clone a loaned computer or keep a headless backup for troubleshooting wherever you go.
Windows/Mac: TorChat is an instant messenger client that makes encrypted, anonymous chat and sharing files with your friends incredibly easy. Built on Tor's location-hiding services, nobody will be able to see what you're doing or who you're contacting.
Windows is great. The way Windows installs applications, however, is an out-of-date mess, adding local dependencies and unnecessary cruft to your system. In this day and age, there's no reason to stick with Windows' antediluvian default. What's the alternative? Using portable apps, you can install an app once, have all of the necessary files in one place, and even sync its settings across different machines with Dropbox. Handy, right? Here's how it works, and why you should do it.
Windows 7: When you sit down at your computer in the morning, you probably have a handful of applications you open at once to start your day. Windows 7 App Launcher (7APL) can open select applications or groups of applications with a single click, or you can bind application groups to key commands and open all of your "work apps" or "gaming apps" with a keystroke.
Windows: Whether you're looking to try out Linux or create a Windows troubleshooting tool, LiLi will create a powerful Linux thumb drive, letting you pick your distribution, save data between reboots, or even launch your mobile OS right from Windows.
There are tons of awesome live, bootable Linux systems, but what if you need to run OS X? Reader Will shows us how to put a portable version of OS X on a thumb drive and boot it on (most) Intel computers.
If you work with a lot of virtual machines and switch between them frequently, it can be handy to automate the process of launching them. RunMyBox makes it easy to launch specific VirtualBox virtual machines.