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Author Topic: IDEA: Mobile Applications (no, not cell phone apps) USB-stick friendly  (Read 9250 times)

wreckedcarzz

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The thing that would help people use the software at friend's computers/kiosks/etc. would be the ability to chose a download that DOESN'T "install" as it does now, but it just extracts its files to a user-defined location and that would be "installed" onto a jump drive/flash drive/ZIP/floppy/CD/etc. It might also be a good idea to make the files smaller in size, or take out features to allow for floppy installation (yep, I use floppys on occasion).

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(Mouser, I'm posting this here simply because as your programs are the "biggest", they require an install.)

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-Wreckedcarzz
« Last Edit: October 14, 2006, 04:48:55 AM by brotherS »

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Re: IDEA - Mobile Applications (no, not cell phone apps)
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2006, 04:03:00 AM »
Check out PortableApps :) .

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Re: IDEA: Mobile Applications (no, not cell phone apps) USB-stick friendly
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2006, 05:19:06 AM »
I use some of their programs, but I was talking about Mouser's programs. ScreenshotCaptor is one that I was hoping to be able to fit onto a floppy disk (trying to maintain my grandma's husband's Windows 98 with nothing to go by...).

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Re: IDEA: Mobile Applications (no, not cell phone apps) USB-stick friendly
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2006, 05:40:29 AM »
Sorry, my mistake. I mustn't have read your first post properly.

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Re: IDEA: Mobile Applications (no, not cell phone apps) USB-stick friendly
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2006, 06:37:48 AM »
You see, that's not a problem. None of mouser's programs make any entries in registry or modify something out of it's own directory. That means you can just put it in a usb-stick and take them anywhere. (afaik :) )

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Re: IDEA: Mobile Applications (no, not cell phone apps) USB-stick friendly
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2006, 07:10:19 AM »
as jgpaiva says, you don't actually need to install my apps, the .exe installers are actually zip conpatible files, and so you can just unpack them using any zip compatible program, and run them from a usb drive, etc without installing :)

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Re: IDEA: Mobile Applications (no, not cell phone apps) USB-stick friendly
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2006, 12:02:17 PM »
Great! Thanks for the info  :)