Portable OpenOffice [OpenOffice on a Stick]

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I had previously posted a link to Go-OO as a lite alternative to OpenOffice, however this app seems to have changed its focus:

  • Speed
  • Compatibility with WordPerfect graphics
  • Compatibility with MS Excel Spreadsheet macros

This is good, however that still leaves an issue for those that don’t want to download the 150Mb file (v. 3+)  from OpenOffice.org, and deal with a footprint of this size.

PortableApps includes OpenOffice

PortableApps includes OpenOffice

Another alternative is to run the PortableApps Suite – you can run on your USB, as designed, however I have friends who run this on their hard drive due to their need for a smaller footprint.

So whether you want OpenOffice and other apps for your thumb drive (USB memory stick), or just want to run OpenOffice on your computer’s hard drive, PortableApps might be an option for you.

PortableApps (http://portableapps.com/)

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Update 30-jun-2010: check out information on the PortableApps version of OpenOffice – which also includes Portable Java to ensure that your portable OS works on Java sites (in the case of Firefox), and that the Java features of OpenOffice also run!

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Comments

  1. SJefferies says:

    You could also try something like http://www.ooanywhere.com which allows you to use the OpenOffice.org suite of programs (Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Base) on any computer without installing directly on your local computer. You can use the suite at your local internet café, at work or on any computer on which you can’t or don’t want to install the suite. It worked for me but they’re still clearly in beta.

  2. stephanie says:

    Update 30-jun-2010: check out information on the PortableApps version of OpenOffice – which also includes Portable Java to ensure that your portable OS works on Java sites (in the case of Firefox), and that the Java features of OpenOffice also run!
    http://openoffice.ozlady.com/2010/06/java-portable-for-your-thumb-drive-portableapps-portable-openoffice/

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  1. […] You do get a lot in the download, with many programs available for installation (you do not have to install them all). If you are more interested in having OOo on a thumb drive / memory stick (USB drive), then try the portable OpenOffice.org page. […]

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