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theopneustos
February 6th, 2010, 02:09 PM
I am still new to Ubuntu, but very exited. Whish I had lots of time to really dig into al the deeper stuff!

I want to know if I can install Openoffice on my 64 Gig Transcend flashdrive. My aim is to use it on the company laptop for presentations and so on. I guess I can copy and install it to the laptop, but I would like to have it running on my flash. Is it possible? Any problems to consider?

zeroseven0183
February 6th, 2010, 02:14 PM
I know a site that offers portable versions of applications. Although they are in Windows (which might be a bad news for you? probably). The site is PortableApps.com (http://www.portableapps.com) and the link to portable OpenOffice.org is http://portableapps.com/apps/office/openoffice_portable.

zeroseven0183
February 6th, 2010, 02:19 PM
Hey, just found a Linux version of this site, it's Portable Apps for Linux (http://www.portools.com/).
The site still offers a few application but good news, it has portable OpenOffice.org (http://www.portools.com/apps/openofficeorg-portable).

I haven't try the Linux versions but Windows version sure does work.

theopneustos
February 6th, 2010, 02:26 PM
Hey, just found a Linux version of this site, it's Portable Apps for Linux (http://www.portools.com/).
The site still offers a few application but good news, it has portable OpenOffice.org (http://www.portools.com/apps/openofficeorg-portable).

I haven't try the Linux versions but Windows version sure does work.
Thanks! That's just what I want! I read your second reply also. Thanks again!:D

lotharmat
February 6th, 2010, 02:29 PM
This also may interest you-
pendrivelinux (http://www.pendrivelinux.com)

You can have your whole distro on a pen drive and just boot any laptop with it.

Hours of fun!

theopneustos
February 6th, 2010, 02:34 PM
This also may interest you-
pendrivelinux (http://www.pendrivelinux.com)

You can have your whole distro on a pen drive and just boot any laptop with it.

Hours of fun!
Thanks for the info. It looks exiting for a newcomer like me..

tea for one
February 6th, 2010, 03:30 PM
You may wish to consider installing a "Live" Ubuntu including Open Office to your USB drive.

If you make the drive "persistent", it will keep your settings and documents etc.

Ubuntu has a little utility:-
System > Administration > USB Startup Disk Creator