For some years now the “portable software” the “x-software” is an established, software che no need to install, but starts directly through an executable. These software were written natively for “turn” below Windows, given the low share of dependencies, and in fact has been appreciated by most of these users on the network, not to mention the praise some of the main newspapers IT online.
What's this substantially? In short, the “portable software” the “x-software” software is often open source, packed, including all dependencies necessary for the operation which goes simply launched and does not require installation. In a few words could be sufficient within the computer a root directory containing links the software is not portable to “soil” the Windows registry, preventing possible malfunction. They are also designed for use by removable devices, come on cd USB flash drives. Simply have the program unpacked the stick.
Oggi però iniziano a diffondersi un po’ ovunque le desktop oriented Linux distributions (una su tutte, the most popular Ubuntu), e finalmente l’utente inizia a guardare al Free Software with different eyes, realizing that to switch Windows a Linux with simplicity is a short step, not without accepting a minimum of change, just as those who pass by Windows a Mac OS X. Con l’avvenire di Linux i vecchi bisogni tornano a farsi sentire, and this comes in these days the site PortableLinuxApps.com.
Just like the more famous “colleagues” above, PortableLinuxApps.com provides a software park truly complete per ogni esigenza dell’utente medio. At the moment the site does not offer anything more than a long di software list available, from bittorrent client to the player video, by software publishing all’utility per i video screenshot. The only flaw that I report to the maintainer of the site is mancanza di un’organizzazione internal, there is not a cataloging software in category, o anche un’Tagging. For now is a great cauldron of applications, but apparently in the forum you are discussing what to do. To use the programs is sufficient scaricare l’eseguibile (a file BIN), make it executable with “
chmod +x app.bin” and launch with the command “
Personally I find, however, the portable software for Linux not always useful, less than a few circumstances, and then explain why. The pros of portable applications for Linux:
- the dependencies are reduced to the minimum,
- cancellando un’applicazione do not need to delete the dependencies.
- the portable applications do not need dependencies because they are already included in the package BIN, in general take up more space compared to a standard installation,
- dependencies are minimized, but occasionally some dependence is discovered essential.
Inoltre Linux non è ancora così diffuso da essere trovato con facilità all’interno degli internet point, or in hotel, è altamente improbabile riuscire ad usare un’applicazione scaricata all’infuori dal proprio computer domestico. Tra l’altro c’è da dire che ad oggi è veramente semplice install Linux (any distribution) on a usb stick and have your own distribution always available on any computer that supports booting from usb, non qualche programma ma un’intera distribuzione.
L’idea di un parco software portabili non è male, ma per ora non ne vedo ancora l’utilità.