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Browsers as portable or as installed, comparison

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#1 cafejose


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Posted 08 April 2015 - 02:19 AM

I have been using and test-using a few portable web browsers, generally the chromium or chrome type.  I have mostly put them on as portable.   They mostly work excellently.  I have avoided installing them.  Is the difference really important?  What are the disadvantages of having a working unpacked browser instead of a working INSTALLED browser?  So far as I find, they work well.  I find no trouble unless I just fail to recognize any disadvantages.  SlimJet and Comodo Dragon have been the ones I have used.  Slimjet as portable, either on the computer or on usb flash drive, seems equivalent to installed Google Chrome.   Downloads, Norton ID Safe & Tool Bar, plugins or extensions, all good or same.

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#2 Sintharius


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Posted 08 April 2015 - 02:22 AM

IMHO the only disadvantage is that some browsers (i.e. Firefox) do not have portable version, and I know some people prefer Firefox (I myself prefer Chrome), and there might be something to do with saved data. Otherwise there isn't much disadvantage comparing to installed browsers.

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 04:01 AM

I'm also a huge fan of portable browsers !


I use Iron, Chromium and Slimjet in portable mode without any drawbacks...

The big advantage is that you even can take a back-up of them if you have everything setup (extensions, homepage...).

After that full browser reset is a 5 sec job !



Please ask Google why some of my links don't work anymore !

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