Tom Davies wrote:
From the "Portable Apps"
As far as I'm aware, the Portable Apps builds only run on Windows. From
the above link (http://portableapps.com/about/what_is_a_portable_app):
"A portable app is a computer program that you can carry around with you
on a portable device and use on any Windows computer."
"Also Works With: Linux, Unix, BSD, etc via Wine & Mac OS X via CrossOver,
Wineskin, WineBottler, PlayOnMac"
i.e. a Windows emulator or compatibility layer is needed for other
"A portable app works from any device (..., cloud drive, ..., etc)" but
i've never heard from anyone who has tried installing their portable apps
to a Cloud. Each Chromebook links to it's own Cloud space doesn't it?
I think that's referring to the fact they don't have to be installed on
the local PC's hard disk. You can "install" them on a flash drive, cloud
storage, etc. and then run them from there on any Windows PC.
Note there are a few caveats
Also i suspect that the WinPenPack probably offers a similar option but
they don't go on about it as much. The advantage with WinPenPack is that
they tend to get each release of LibreOffice out there quickly and they
don't skip any releases.
I'm not so familiar with that one, but the name suggests it may also be
Windows-only. The installation instructions are certainly focussed on
Windows, and http://www.winpenpack.com/en/e107_plugins/faq/faq.php?0.
cat.5.24 again suggests the need for Wine to run under Linux.
Wrt Chromium, my understand was that Chrome was the OS and Chromium was
web-browser but apparently it's not quite as simple as that;
It is rather confusing that they use the same name for the OS and web
browser! I guess they want people to forget about the distinction between
locally installed and web applications, and between files stored on their
own computer and files stored on the cloud. Chromium web browser and
Chromium OS are the parts they released as open source, and use as the
basis for the Google Chrome web browser and Chrome OS.
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