Portable Apps - free software you can take with you

Today's FOSSwire tutorial actually comes to you from the world of Windows, where I'm going to be showing you how you can grab some of the top cross-platform free/open source software and take it with you wherever you go. You can then plug in and run your favourite Free applications on any Windows machine.

All this is possible thanks to the extraordinary people at PortableApps.com. What ...

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Konqueror power tip - split displays

If you thought tabbed file management in Konqueror was good (and it really is brilliant), then this will be a neat discovery.

If you need to work with two different locations at once, whether they be folders - a local and remote copy of something, two web pages or any two resources side-by-side, then you can split your Konqueror window into two so you can see both at a glance, instead ...

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Linux tip - have items open on login

In Windows, if you want a particular program to start at login, you drop a shortcut (or the program, or a document) into your Startup folder in the Start Menu > Programs folder.

Well, today's tip will replicate that behaviour under Linux - specifically any Linux distribution using Gnome (we use Ubuntu 6.10 for this example).

Head over to System > Preferences > Sessions on the menu and click the Startup Items ...

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