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Portable Browser, It fits your Flash Disk

Posted by Hari Saryono on 16 March 2009


browser Do you love browsing in internet cafe?

Do you very keen only in one browser software?

Do you hardly find browser you love installed in your favorite internet cafe?

If all your answer in that question is Yes, what you need now is PORTABLE BROWSER. In this post, I’ll list some browsers which go for portable. Have a try.

Firefox Portable 3.1 Beta 1

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No longer a fledgling upstart, Firefox 3 is full-featured, lightning fast, and an able Internet Explorer foe. Previous versions have seen Mozilla’s approach to features such as tabbed browsing and extensions become extremely popular. Even though Firefox 3 lacks a killer feature, it offers significant improvements not to be missed.

Version 3 introduces a multitude of safety and usability features. The location bar drop-down menu now includes URLs from both your browsing history and your bookmarks. A new Add-Ons manager includes a built-in plug-in search engine, saving you the previous trip to the Mozilla Web site. Single-click the star icon on the right of the location bar to bookmark the current page, or double-click on it to simultaneously add and edit the bookmark entry. You can tag bookmarks, too. Other impressive new features include password confirmation before adding it to the saved passwords list, the ability to pause and resume downloads, and merged forward and backward history lists.

Firefox 3 now runs faster and, according to Mozilla, is less susceptible to hacks and other vulnerabilities. The browser now warns your system’s antivirus program when you download a file, and anti-malware and anti-phishing utilities now throw up a warning page before allowing Firefox to load risky sites. The favicon reveals Web sites’ ownership details and displays the security level of your connection to that site.

Developers will appreciate that Firefox 3’s new graphics and text rendering code provide rendering improvements in CSS and SVG as well as improved display of fonts and complex scripts. Firefox 3–still open-source, as ever–is a browser that all users should consider making their default Web-surfing tool.

Opera USB 9.64

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Opera USB is the portable version of the third most popular browser and excellent Internet Explorer alternative, Opera. The idea is quite simple with the browser having been stripped down so as to fit on your USB key and used on whatever computer you happen to be working on.

It supports all the functions that you are used to in the full version so you won’t miss the email client, IRC, the download manager, and of course your favorites.

Opera USB doesn’t install any extra components on the PC you use, and doesn’t alter other browsers in any way.

Google Chrome Portable 0.2.151.0 Beta

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It hasn’t taken long for Google Chrome to be converted into a portable app so now you can execute it straight from a USB stick or portable drive with Google Chrome Portable (AKA Chromium).

Google Chrome Portable is still in beta version so bear in mind that you may experience some glitches and bugs although it seems pretty stable. Google Chrome Portable fits easily on a USB stick so you can take it anywhere. It features all the benefits of the main browser such one box for everything, thumbnails of your top sites and shortcuts for your apps.

When you type in the address bar you get suggestions for web pages and you can access your favorite pages very quickly from any tab via the top thumbnails feature. And like the main version, if one tab crashes, the browser still keeps going because each one works independently – a great little feature that’s typically Google and should be taken up by all browsers as standard. In addition, Google Chrome Portable gives you plenty of options for shortcuts to your favorite web apps such as Google Reader to speed up your surfing.

xB Browser

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With xB Browser you can securely and anonymously surf the internet, and bypass firewalls and Web site censorship. The main advantage compared to other anonymous web browsers is that xB Browser requires no configuration or technical knowledge in order to achieve anonymity. xB Browser is open-source so you can feel safe knowing what goes into our code. Additionally, it is even portable on a USB stick so you can take it to work, school, or on vacation. xB Browser does not store a cache on the user hard drive, nor does it store cookies, so there is no mess to clean up with eraser programs. xB Browser also has advanted features such a DOM object and flash cookie protection, cross-site scripting, attack prevention, and java proxy control. xB Browser can also detects and disables hidden and malicious browser addons that are hidden in the windows registry. When used in the free mode, xB Browser will connect to the internet through the Tor anonymity network. For greater security and speed, users can upgrade to the XeroBank anonymity network at any time.

Version 2.8.11.20 uses less memory, with instant startup.

FoxGLove 1.0

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FoxGLove is a special version version of Firefox Portable, tailored by a Firefox user with an insane yet fun addiction to all Google apps.

Besides the ability to run it from a USB device, FoxGLove includes many other interesting characteristics, most of them focused on using Firefox as a standalone word processor thanks to the help of all the online tools developed by Google.

This special version of Firefox features a triple homepage (Gmail, Google Reader and Google Docs) as well as direct accesses to Google Talk, Google Calendar and Google Notebook. FoxGLove also includes a dozen extensions, mostly aimed at improving the performance and features of those Google apps and also enhancing your productivity. Last but not least, FoxGLove also features Google Gears, with which you can keep on working on certain websites while offline and sync your work once you’re online again.

What design should FoxGLove have? A Google Chrome-style one, of course. The browser uses the Chromifox theme to obtain a clear, elegant Chrome-like appearance that makes it easy and comfortable to use.

Though it’s a bit excessive if you’re not a real Google fan, FoxGLove is still a perfectly customized version of Firefox Portable you may find especially useful to work on the move or when you’re offline.

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