Portableapps releases portable OpenOffice 2.01

By Justin Mann on January 4, 2006, 10:49 AM
Portableapps.com is helping making a few waves for the OpenOffice team. They've released a USB-toteable portable version of OpenOffice 2.01, compact enough to fit on smaller sized drives. This is for the Windows build of OO, and runs right off the drive with no installation or registry merging required. Released under the GPL, it is of course free to nab. Some people may question the use of a portable office suite, but often I will travel and be greeted with a guest computer either without an office suite completely, or using one I'd prefer to not use! They do the same for other programs too such as Firefox. If you find yourself happening to use machines in a varied environment, give it a go.

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zachig said:
I've recently moved to OpenOffice, but for the PC. It's good to know that there's also a portable version. This can come very handy for people who are travelling a lot.
vigilante said:
I'm definitely going to try that out, sounds wicked cool!
barfarf said:
Cool!. I didnt know about that website. I think portable apps rock. No installing! I keep so many files on my flash drive or online that never leaves my side. I think of it as my own medicine bag of computer software tools. I have not made the offical switch to OO yet cause i felt it was slower and more of memory hog then MS. It helps that i get the MS Suite for free from my school. I suggest people to try out portable firefox if you havent done so already.
nathanskywalker said:
Now that is a good idea, much more versatile. the ability to simply plug a drive in and use a whole office program sounds good here. Espicially if you just happen to be somewhere where you aren't allow to install an office suite, but you have a computer...or something like that.
mentaljedi said:
Its a good thing these transpotable apps. Very useful when going to an internet cafe and you don't trust security there which uses IE and u want to use FF.
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