Portable Linux Apps Which Work With Any Linux Distro

25 07 2010

I have to admit, I am on the portable apps bandwagon – I cant live without my portable windows apps, meaning I dont have to install software onto restrictive machines – but still be able to do what I want to do (putty / portable firefox with foxproxy etc etc). Now that I have started using DropBox – I have my various Windows machines pretty well sorted with Apps & Data from anywhere. I was curious about other portable apps for Linux / MAC etc and stumbled across this one for Linux Portable Apps from my MakeUseOf feed – its worth a read.

Portable Apps for Windows and Mac have been around for a long time, but are less common in the Linux world. Due to the complexity of Linux dependencies, and the different way different distributions locate these dependencies, the portable Linux application long seemed like a pipe dream.

Until now.

New website PortableLinuxApps features a number of portable Linux applications, which will work on any Linux distribution. These can run off your flash drive or from a folder in your home directory; it doesn’t matter. Best of all, there’s documentation out there to help you make your own program, should you not be able to find what you’re looking for.

via Portable Linux Apps Which Work With Any Linux Distro.