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by alanbcohen
Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Pixie color picker.
Replies: 3
Views: 9900

Re: Pixie color picker.

Pixie also runs fine in wine on PCLOS (and presumably your linux distro), but I was expecting it to display a color wheel or other image to select colors. Pixie only will pick colors from other parts of the screen. That isn't a bug, just worthwhile information for deciding what else you might need.
by alanbcohen
Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Portable Payware Discussion
Topic: Good programmer's text editors [freeware & payware]
Replies: 17
Views: 25730

Re: I'm looking for a very good programmer's editor

I've been a longtime user of notepad++, but not having access to a recent version at my client, I've switched to Vim with Cream (cream.sourcesforge.net). I'm finding it quite useful.
by alanbcohen
Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Should I download Ubuntu GNU/Linux? NO!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 14967

Re: Should I download Ubuntu GNU/Linux? NO!!!

It looks to me that you got as much value out of Ubuntu that you paid for it. I'm not an Ubuntu fan; I've used mostly PCLinuxOS for several years as it well suits my needs. If Ubuntu doesn't satisfy yours, you can choose any of the other 300-400+ distributions out there (see Distrowatch.com for idea...
by alanbcohen
Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:50 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: what is a launcher?
Replies: 2
Views: 3866

Re: what is a launcher?

Actually, I think you have a quite accurate understanding of the two primary uses of the word 'launcher'. Since it can be confusing, I try to be consistent in using your second definition as the primary one for me. Please be aware that many applications you find here do not need a launcher; they are...
by alanbcohen
Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: jPortable
Replies: 12
Views: 19018

Re: Java Portable 6 Update 15

Sorry guys, I don't think you understand what 'portableapps integration' is. Mostly, it is a menu program that can be used with any executable, portable or not, so long as the application is located in a particular place in the file structure. The individual applications do not rely on the presence ...
by alanbcohen
Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Development
Topic: EjectUSB
Replies: 118
Views: 202685

Re: EjectUSB

Actually Guinness,
Not getting any complaints is a good sign!
Alan
by alanbcohen
Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Freeware That Are Not Portable
Topic: Evernote
Replies: 23
Views: 9139

Re: EverNote Portable Beta

Did you notice the post dates? This thread is over 2.5 YEARS old. A lot can change in that amount of time. I'd suggest contacting the publisher directly for more current information.
by alanbcohen
Mon Jul 13, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: XMind - Mind Mapping program
Replies: 20
Views: 19451

Re: Xmind

I have a problem with a program that claims to be open source while it 'requires' you to login with your OpenID name and password to download. It strikes me as a harvest names and password scheme.
by alanbcohen
Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:52 am
Forum: Portable Payware Discussion
Topic: FastStone Capture 6.5
Replies: 1
Views: 5024

Re: FastStone Capture 6.5

The current version of FS Capture is PAYWARE and belongs in that forum where it will not confuse the unwary reader. The version posted on Portablefreeware.com is the last FREEWARE release. Please don't get me wrong, I'm not criticizing your desire to keep people informed, I just want readers to unde...
by alanbcohen
Mon Jul 06, 2009 2:46 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: How can I make my son easy with his homework?
Replies: 3
Views: 2486

Re: How can I make my son easy with his homework?

There are any number of excellent calculator programs out there and many are free. I personally use Free42, an RPN-based HP simulator. There are similar algebraic ones. But, I'd be careful about letting him use them to complete his homework without guidance. My suggestion, which worked with my daugh...
by alanbcohen
Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:51 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: PDF to Word converter
Replies: 2
Views: 3978

This is not portable. It requires MS Office to be installed before it can be installed. There were no instructions on otherwise extracting this application in the OP
by alanbcohen
Sun May 31, 2009 5:42 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Total Text Container
Replies: 111
Views: 141782

Thanks for the new link. I was using http://mtirnanic.googlepages.com/TotalText.zip when I had the bandwidth problems and error messages.
by alanbcohen
Sun May 31, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Total Text Container
Replies: 111
Views: 141782

I think it is time for a new hosting situation; I have been unable to download either 77 or 78 due to bandwidth limits on your site. Please post when you have resolved this situation.
by alanbcohen
Tue May 26, 2009 3:25 am
Forum: Problems & Troubleshooting
Topic: Betaclock doesn't really work as portable. Why?
Replies: 10
Views: 6234

Perhaps I've been too harsh.
If you are one of the licensed users of Thinapps, I'd suggest their support line. For the cost of thinapps, the support should be great.
by alanbcohen
Tue May 26, 2009 3:20 am
Forum: Problems & Troubleshooting
Topic: Betaclock doesn't really work as portable. Why?
Replies: 10
Views: 6234

Yes, legal ones. And you've already had a suggestion on how to do it at the 'other church' (portableapps.com).