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October 2008

Customize Your Own Portable Firefox Six Pack

Firefox user Asian Angel loves Portable Firefox for projects like creating a Google Chrome clone, but you can also use it to run multiple, sandboxed instances of the browser at the same time. What's the point? Well, it lets you log into multiple accounts at the same service (like Gmail) in different windows, and run certain extensions and styles in one browser instance but not another. You already know how to create multiple Firefox profiles and even run them simultaneously, but using Portable Firefox you can easily back up your customized installations and run them anywhere. Reader Asian Angel explains how she assembled a colorful "Firefox six pack" using the portable app.

GIMP Portable Plus Two Plug-ins Now Available

A standalone, portable version of the latest version 2.6.1 of the GIMP image editor is now available to download and run from your USB drive, plus two useful plug-ins: the GIMP Portable Photoshop Layout plug-in, which approximates the Photoshop dock and toolbox, and the GIMP Portable Background Window plug-in, which lets GIMP occupy a single window. [via]

June 2008

Opera 9.5 USB to run from your thumb drive

if you liked what you saw in the screenshot tour of Opera and were impressed by its performance in our speed tests, you can now grab Opera 9.5 USB to run from your thumb drive

Unlock USB Support for VirtualBox in Ubuntu Hardy Heron__LINUX___Ubuntu Unleashed blog

Step-by-step instructions on installing and configuring VirtualBox with support for plug-in devices. It's specific to the newest Ubuntu and a little bit more than the "five easy steps"

May 2008

Lifehacker__Fedora 9 Linux__After the jump, let's create a fully-functional desktop-to-go using a simple Windows program and a 1GB Thumb drive

A three-click affair.You don't need Linux installed to create it, you can leave the data on your thumb drive untouched, and any files you create or settings you tweak remain in place the next time you boot up.