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Portable Apps for Fedora LXDE?

by naran13 / December 27, 2012 6:07 AM PST

Are there any portable apps for Fedora 17 LXDE?

Specifically, I need a sound recorder.

Currently, I am unable to install any software, as the hard drive is not working; I am running Fedora as a LiveCD.

Any help is appreciated.

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I'd use google on that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 27, 2012 7:01 AM PST
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Portable Linux Apps
by naran13 / December 27, 2012 7:34 AM PST

I've been to that website already. Everything I click on ends up taking me to the same SourceForge page. When I search their site for portable Linux apps, I get a link back to the portable apps site. Pretty much just going in circles on that one.

I also have a Fedora 17 standard edition LiveCD, but it seems to run slowly on the laptop. LXDE is a "lite" version of Fedora, and it runs much better on that machine, so I was hoping to stay with that version.

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Any LiveCD is a bit crippled.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 27, 2012 7:37 AM PST
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And it appears you will have to learn why folk only use it for testing. Later they move to HDD, or even USB memory sticks.

Good luck,

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by naran13 / December 27, 2012 10:13 AM PST

I'm out of luck with the USB since my BIOS won't boot from it. That was actually my preference over the LiveCD.

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I've used LiveCD to boot and USB for "stuff"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 28, 2012 1:22 AM PST
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But you seem to limit yourself to one distro. Odd how folk do that.

There's also ways to roll your own LiveCD. That way the apps you want are on the CD.

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by naran13 / December 28, 2012 9:45 AM PST

I've been using the LiveCD for the OS and saving things to USB.

So far I can draw pictures and write.

I've discovered a GUI front-end for Yum, which is used to install software directly to the computer, which I can't do until I get a new hard drive. Which is why I need portable apps.

Fedora LXDE runs better than standard edition on that particular laptop. It will take some patience to try anything else, since I have to download it and take it to the library to burn in to disc.

Custom LiveCDs sound daunting. But that's a good idea. Thanks.

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