Re: portable apps for memory pen
and the non-portable apps have certain dependencies on the hard drive and registry, like in one of its configuration files it might reference C:\, but on another computer the HDD might be D: , or it might make registry keys on installation and when it is in another computer it can't find them.
the portable apps are self-contained.
Torvalds was contemptuous of Microsoft's claims and has asked Redmond to name the patent infringements so that their veracity can be challenged and workarounds found.
"Naming them would either make it clear that Linux is not infringing at all (which is quite possible, especially if the patents are bad), or would make it possible to avoid infringing by coding around whatever silly thing they claim,"
"So the whole 'We have a list and we're not telling you' should tell you something. Don't you think that if Microsoft actually had some really foolproof patent, they'd just tell us and go, 'nyaah, nyaah, nyaah!'?"
whole story here: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...-microsoft-put