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Douglas McFadzeanPerson was signed in when posted
01-11-2017
01:14 PM ET (US)
@Polly Parrot:
Thanks for letting me know. Have updated to current working link.
Edited 01-11-2017 01:17 PM
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Polly ParrotPerson was signed in when posted
01-10-2017
11:15 PM ET (US)
Your given μStart link is dead: "404 Not Found".
Edited 01-10-2017 11:46 PM
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Douglas McFadzeanPerson was signed in when posted
12-01-2016
01:06 PM ET (US)
@LM:
Thanks for the message Laura, and for the link to your comprehensive list. Bit pushed for time at the moment, but I will have a closer browse through it later in a week or two. Could certainly be interesting and productive to swap notes.
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LM
12-01-2016
07:55 AM ET (US)
Portable and lightweight applications are two favorite topics of mine. My own list of favorite applications is at: http://www.distasis.com/cpp/osrclist.htm Most of them are lightweight. I'm always on the look out for new alternatives and I am finding more and more lightweight applications over time. Would love to discuss the topics further with other enthusiasts.

If you're interested in portable applications for Linux, I can point you to some interesting links.
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Douglas McFadzeanPerson was signed in when posted
08-15-2016
05:33 AM ET (US)
@Polly Parrot:
Thanks for the suggestion. Seems to have a lot of useful functionality.
However, we're using Linux almost exclusively now, so we won't normally be listing Windows-only software.
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Polly Parrot
08-12-2016
03:23 PM ET (US)
PicPick?
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Douglas McFadzeanPerson was signed in when posted
01-28-2014
10:34 AM ET (US)
@Varadero:
Thank you for your recommendation, which I heartily endorse and will include when I next update.
I have actually been using SoftMaker Office (full version) for a few years myself, and am currently using the 2012 version for Windows and the 2010 version for Linux. The FreeOffice should be better known than it is.
Edited 01-28-2014 10:35 AM
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VaraderoPerson was signed in when posted
01-28-2014
06:14 AM ET (US)
I want to recommend SoftMaker FreeOffice.
It's a very fast, well coded, strongly reliable office suite IMHO - it only occupies 58MB memory, and its compatibility with Microsoft Office formats is unrivaled: open doc(x), xls(x), and ppt(x) files by a simple double-click, and the only difference you'll ever notice is that you're using FreeOffice. All other alternative office suites I ever tried out destroyed formatting. Get it here for Linux or Windows:

www.freeoffice.com/en
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Douglas McFadzeanPerson was signed in when posted
10-18-2013
05:28 PM ET (US)
@ Polly Parrot:
Thanks for suggesting SyMenu. Had a quick look and it seems to have some interesting features, though I noted that its documentation states: "SyMenu prerequisites: .NET Framework 2.0 or higher", which isn't really portable as such. To be honest, I'm only using Windows now for a few limited jobs at work, and have been running Linux systems at home for some years.
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Polly Parrot
10-17-2013
10:35 PM ET (US)
I'd like to recommend Symenu program launcher for inclusion in your catalogue of portable freeware.
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Douglas McFadzeanPerson was signed in when posted
05-28-2013
05:43 PM ET (US)
@Polly Parrot:
No worry - the Law of Sod strikes again! I've reinstated QtWeb along with QupZilla and SlimBoat as alternative browsers. What's nice about QtWeb is its use of only a single executable.
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Polly Parrot
05-28-2013
01:24 PM ET (US)
Oops! I was a bit premature when I said that QtWeb was not in active development. More than a year after the previous release of QtWeb (3.7.5) on 2 February 2012, QtWeb 3.8.4 has just been released (27 May 2013).
Sorry!
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Douglas McFadzeanPerson was signed in when posted
05-16-2013
06:27 PM ET (US)
@Polly Parrot:
Good point and thanks for the suggestion. SlimBoat is indeed very good, though it does have a proprietary licence. I have removed QtWeb from the listings, and added both QupZilla and SlimBoat as WebKit+Qt alternative browsers.
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Polly Parrot
05-15-2013
09:15 PM ET (US)
I notice QtWeb is mentioned, but it is not in active development. Slimboat, an excellent compact, fast portable browser with similarities to QtWeb, is in active development and is not mentioned in your site.
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Douglas McFadzeanPerson was signed in when posted
10-30-2011
07:05 AM ET (US)
@Rajeev:
'Apps To Go' is just a personal selection of applications (never intended to be comprehensive) though I certainly think highly of 7-Zip too and use it quite often. However, its portability is affected by its use of the Windows registry; to avoid this PortableApps.com have a 7-Zip Portable package.
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