[This project has been discontinued due to license compliance issues. Thanks everyone who assisted with your ideas and feedback.]


  • What is this? - this was a project dedicated to building an up-to-date collection of great, free portable software for easy installation and use.
  • What's in it? - list of included freeware
  • v. 1.3 beta - note that this release is over a year old and contains very out-of-date software. I haven't worked out how to solve licensing issues. Download


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September update

  1. License cleanup progress - I'm about 3/5ths way through. As I'm seeking employment at the same time I do this, its slow going.
  2. Mac/Linux version - considering creating a non-Windows version for use in WINE and Crossover. I think a freeware package for those software tools would be very popular and those projects might even send users to me as a way to get started right away with some free software. Not containing Firefox wouldn't be a problem, since users would probably already have it. Seems like a good idea but easily 6 months away.
  3. No ads - After a discussion with a friend of the project (thanks Wes) I've decided to disable advertisements for this page. There are a number of licenses included that claim their software cannot be distributed for commercial gain and we decided even advertisements fit that criteria.
Timetable for the 1.1.2 release looks like it will be what the 1.5 version was going to be: October 1st.

Update: After spending a huge chunk of my week on the latest update, I decided to bring back the ads.  It was only a few dollars and I decided Google would just make the money if I don't.


guinness said...

So will you call it 1.5?

Folding Home said...

Nah, it needs to be a 1.5 when some significant changes have happened. 1.1.2 is -- from the user perspective -- a minor update. Even if it took me a ton of work.