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Re: Google Chrome Now the No. 1 Browser in the World
Portableapps.com has been around for years, but seem to be a niche product for people who want basic function and/or portable applications.
There's nothing to stop a user from using them on his own system rather than limiting them for public or guest PC use. I use portable apps on my home system.
I like the fact that I don't have update or other services for them running on my system. I can remove the USB and the app is gone.
However, cache data may still be stored on the PC for some applications. I believe that's a complaint against Iron browser..
From what I can tell from reading and experience, portable Firefox does not leave any cache data on the system.
If one wishes, one can install and run portable apps in a folder on the system rather than from a flash drive or other external device.
GlennAllenSunny with highs in the 80sPremium
You can also enhance an application's security by installing it to a TrueCrypt drive (mount as needed)--for example, encrypted email using Thunderbird with Enigmail or using Firefox for banking etc.