CritterNYC writes: The latest alpha as well as nightly builds of Alpha 3 of Firefox 3.7 have been released over at PortableApps.com. Both run from a self-contained directory allowing developers and users to test the upcoming version of Firefox without impacting their installed version. Mozilla Developer Preview, Portable Edition 3.7 Alpha 2 is a self-contained package that can be installed to a flash drive or even your Windows desktop. The Alpha 3 Nightly build will automatically download and configure the current 3.7 Alpha 3 Pre build for portable use.
CritterNYC writes: AbiWord Portable 2.8.2 has been released. AbiWord Portable is the lightweight AbiWord word processor packaged as a portable app, so you can edit your documents on the go. This new release updates AbiWord to the latest release. It's packaged in PortableApps.com Format for easy use from any portable device and integration with the PortableApps.com Suite. And it's open source and completely free.
CritterNYC writes: Component analysis firm iSuppi estimates that the upcoming Apple iPad may be worth as little as $220 to $335 in parts depending on the included features. The $499 entry-level iPad would only include $220 in parts and the $829 high-end model appears to have as little as $335 in parts in it. So, it would appear that Apple has built in a reasonably comfortable cushion of retail price vs cost making the walled garden app store and book sales gravy.
CritterNYC writes: "PortableApps.com released the PortableApps Suite 1.0 along with Firefox Portable 2.0. PortableApps Suite is a collection of popular open source apps packaged to run entirely from a removable drive (USB flash drive, iPod, portable hard drive, etc) on any Windows PC or Linux PC with Wine. Included in the suite are portable versions of the Firefox web browser, Thunderbird email client, OpenOffice.org office suite, Gaim instant messenger, Sunbird calendar, ClamWin antivirus and a Sudoku game along with an integrated menu to use the apps and a simple backup utility. Updated versions of the FileZilla FTP client, AbiWord word processor and 7-Zip compression tool that work with the suite were also posted."