It’s hard to imaging a portable device today without some sort of flash memory. They are ubiquitous among technology consumers, and enthusiasts use them to transport files between home and work. Now “portable apps” are starting to emerge, whereas you can run an all-inclusive program from a flash device on any PC. All the configuration is kept on the portable device: no InstallShield, no registry, no “DLL hell”.
Verbatim has released their Store’n’Go Hard Drive which aspires to be more than a traditional portable drive. This device allows you to run applications directly, without installing on the host machine. You can even browse directly from it, preventing all temporary internet files (including favorites, history, etc) from even touching the host computer.