Memory stick applications

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  1. exscentric

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    http://portableapps.com/

    This has a package of free applications that you can run off of a thumb drive. You just plug the drive into any computer and have your apps with you. It has a my documents set up so you can keep your files on it and run/work from the stick.

    They even have a mac emulator to make some certain folks on this board a little happier. I can run mac os 7 on my windows now :laugh: Well not really well, but it gives me the feel of a mac in a small window :thumbs:
     
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    lol... Why would you want the feel of a Mac on a winbox? Just switch!:laugh:
    nice link by the way.
     
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    You know, I looked into switching my laptop from a ThinkPad to a MacBook, but the cost is just too steep.

    Even the used MacBooks are expensive!

    OH well... I guess I will stick with my ThinkPad.

    Jamie
     
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    More for the fun of being able to do it probably :laugh: It is a small window and can't be resized and I doubt it will run many programs. I was interested becasue I teach a computer class and want to expose the students to Mac and Linux - thought I might not have to take my old mac laptop over to the class, but will still have to take it I think.

    It is a mac emulator.
     
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    Do you use something like a Knoppix live CD?
     
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    I have a cd that I can boot Linux from, but think I'm going to put it on my laptop with windows xp as a dual boot. Haven't gotten time to set that up for sure yet.

    I have a basic class done, but working on a little more advanced class to get into systems, hardware etc.
     
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    Hardware is my forte. But I am learning more software, little by little. I have only messed with Vista a little, and wasn't impressed by it... but I am going to have to get into it if I am going to stay current.
     
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    I snooped Vista a little at Office Depot and didn't see anything earth shattering, but didn't get into things too far. I can't imagine it being worth the money they want unless security might be better as they say, though XP hasn't given me any personal security problems - that I know of :laugh:

    I need to learn more about it as many of the students are looking to buying computers and will be getting Vista. Am going to suggest the computer lab upgrade one of these days soon :thumbs: so I can get into it.
     
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    That is interesting, because before I bought my MacBook, I went to Dells website and built a computer with the exact same specs as my MacBook and it ended up being more expensive. Sure you can buy a cheap PC notebook, but look at what it has to offer- not much. And with the memory that Vista is, you need a notebook with some screaming memory. Macs really are not more expensive than their PC conterparts.
     
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    It's not earth-shattering... unless the manufacturer of your peripherals hasn't put up a driver yet. There are still a lot of stuff out there that WILL NOT work with Vista because there are no drivers.

    4His_glory, glad you like your Apple, but most here are more than happy with what we have.
     
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    I ran their test program to see if my main computer would run vista and it failed the video and several periferals were questionable due to drivers so I haven't given it REAL serious consideration.

    If I saw a need I'd probably work through all the headaches, but like the rig I have pretty well and it is working 24/7 and only reboot it now and then so why bother a sleeping giant of a problem? :laugh:

    By the way I snooped around the mac on a stick a little more and there is a full screen mode and the thing works quite nicely for a mac on steroids (read that windows :) :thumbs:
     

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