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PortableApps.com Comments

Not native Linux apps

Comment by Jupiter2
about PortableApps.com · Aug 2016 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

portableapps.com is listed with the Linux tag. This should be removed. The site states that Wine is required to run their collection under Linux. They also suggest Wine and other emulated solutions to get these native Windows apps to run under macOS. You might as well boot into Windows on a Virtual Machine and run these apps or remove Linux entirely and replace with Windows.

I was a big fan of this site and especially portablefreeware.com (which I miss dearly) when I was a Windows user but these are not native Linux apps. On a positive note, Linux should soon see real (native), stable, portable solutions becoming more mainstream in the form of Ubuntu Snap Packages, Flatpak and others.

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Comment by filehippo
about PortableApps.com · Apr 2018 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Nice blog post thanks for sharing it.

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Comment by andreadurante60
about PortableApps.com · May 2017 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

It has all the necessary apps and updated regularly !

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Comment by User3952178
about PortableApps.com · Apr 2012 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I am interesting - whether BoxedApp SDK was used in the development of this program?

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Comment by arahman56
about PortableApps.com · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

For those looking for an easier way to keep your portable apps updated, get the 2.0 launcher from here: http://portableapps.com/news/2010-07-17_-_portableapps.com_platform_2.0_beta_5_released . Comes with an updater for your portable apps.

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