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by Midas
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Portable Hardware Discussion
Topic: USB-C cables ins and outs
Replies: 4
Views: 1312

Re: USB-C cables ins and outs

Either is or has relation to your link: www.businessinsider.com /everything-wrong-usb-c-cables-explained-which-cable-2018-11?op=1 That's the official source in fact. Since the page is nothing more than a transcript of the video posted to Facebook, which does a pretty good job of explaining the issu...
by Midas
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Duplicati
Replies: 18
Views: 27613

Re: Duplicati

Topic update: Duplicati now has its own website at https://www.duplicati.com/. Acording to the download page, the latest release is Beta v2.0.45, dated 2018-11-28 (no global changelog; for release changes, see https://github.com/duplicati/duplicati/releases or https://forum.duplicati.com/c/releases)...
by Midas
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: VanBasco
Replies: 1
Views: 694

Re: VanBasco

Fact checking: last release of VanBasco's Karaoke Player is v2.53, dated 2004-03-12 (available changelog is at http://www.vanbasco.com/karaokeplayer/history.html). VanBasco's Karaoke Player 2.53 is a MIDI karaoke player for Windows 95/98/ME/NT 4/2000/XP coming with full-screen lyrics display. It sup...
by Midas
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Is Linux getting friendlier to portability?
Replies: 13
Views: 6052

Re: Linux (apparently) NOT getting friendlier to portability

While presenting details of his testing of a recent release of Falkon (AKA Qupzilla ; https://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=2319), some remarks casually made by Jesse Smith in the latest Distrowatch Weekly triggered my alarm regarding the chances of success for any of these Linux portability solution...
by Midas
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Portable Hardware Discussion
Topic: USB-C cables ins and outs
Replies: 4
Views: 1312

Re: USB-C cables ins and outs

Same here. And thanks for the feedback, appsuser. 8)
by Midas
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Freeware That Are Not Portable
Topic: AlterPDF (PDF viewer and utilities)
Replies: 2
Views: 1091

Re: AlterPDF (PDF viewer and utilities)

webfork wrote: I'm curious about the PDF - to - Word functionality. Have you tested it?
Not really. Would have to make a launcher and I kinda lost interest due to the scant documentation. :|
by Midas
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Resources & Links
Topic: XP compatible software
Replies: 63
Views: 77650

Re: XP compatible software

Really interesting, my dear billon . If it ever comes to fruition, I'd be more than willing to take it up... 8) What is Shorthorn Project? I[t']s a project to transform Windows XP/2003 in a moderns systems, with beautiful interface, compatible and very fast, based in One-Core-API technology. @ http:...
by Midas
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Freeware That Are Not Portable
Topic: AlterPDF (PDF viewer and utilities)
Replies: 2
Views: 1091

AlterPDF (PDF viewer and utilities)

No posts about AlterPDF (https://www.alterpdf.net/), a Ghostscript based freeware for PDF management. The homepage info is not plentiful either. The installer can be easily ( Uni )extracted and the resulting files weigh around 14MB, including the Ghostscript dll. Unfortunately, AlterPDF stores its s...
by Midas
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Spencer - XP-style start menu for Win 8/10
Replies: 2
Views: 2481

Re: Spencer - XP-style start menu for Win 8/10

Spencer menu v1.15 released, dated 2019-04-04 (no changelog).
by Midas
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: What tools do you use to test Portability?
Replies: 38
Views: 71539

Re: What tools do you use to test Portability?

Theoretically, with programs that rely on '-confdir' style command parameters, you could adopt a sidecar config folder scheme for storing settings while keeping portability -- similar to the way Jportable is usually set. I fail to see any major benefits to such setup, but it's a possibility.
by Midas
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Google Hangouts going away
Replies: 3
Views: 3169

Re: Google Hangouts going away

This might be informative, too:

The Google Cemetery, a list of dead Google products and why they died
by Midas
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Portable Hardware Discussion
Topic: USB-C cables ins and outs
Replies: 4
Views: 1312

USB-C cables ins and outs

Note: sorry in advance for the Facebook link, but I haven't found any alternate source (yet?). :roll:

So here's a fairly informative video about USB-C cables -- and, as the saying goes, buyers beware:

by Midas
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Minetest: Free minecraft alternative
Replies: 21
Views: 20802

Re: Minetest: Free minecraft alternative

So, the portability is enduring, then...
by Midas
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Portable Hardware Discussion
Topic: USB storage with fingerprint readers
Replies: 3
Views: 1755

Re: USB storage with fingerprint readers

Really interesting, especially if it turns platform independent and can ventually be integrated with security protocols such as FIDO2 (for a quick explainer, see https://www.yubico.com/solutions/fido2/; for Android devices, see also www.xda-developers.com /android-fido2-certified-passwordless-access...
by Midas
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Update
Topic: Visual Subst [filesystem grafting utility; shareware from v2]
Replies: 4
Views: 2458

Re: Visual Subst

I made this the official forum topic for Visual Subst and amended your post subject to better reflect it. Feel free to edit/revert.