Non-Linux FOSS: My Portable Windows Lab

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Jun 17, 2014 5:17 PM EDT
Linux Journal; By Shawn Powers
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Portable apps aren't anything new. There are variations of "single executable apps" for most platforms, and some people swear by keeping their own applications with them for use when away from home. I don't usually do that, as most of what I do is on-line, but there is one exception: security. When I'm asked to help a Windows user figure out what is wrong with his or her computer, I generally take a USB drive and nothing else. I also usually run dd on that Flash drive when I get back home, because Windows can be a breeding ground for nasty infections.

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