PortableApps.com reaches 100 million downloads
PortableApps.com founder John T. Haller has announced that his site for portable applications has reached its 100 millionth download milestone. PortableApps.com allows users to easily install various popular open source applications to a USB flash drive or external hard drive. Once installed, the applications can run completely from the drive and be used on any Windows computer.
"All of the 100 million portable apps served from PortableApps.com were of open source software which runs on our open source, free, open platform that runs from any removable drive," said Haller in his announcement. "With no vendor lock-in, users are free to use the software anywhere, on the devices they want, the way they want." According to Haller, in the coming weeks, the tools used by PortableApps.com to create portable applications will be made available to both freeware and commercial software publishers.
The milestone comes after an application from PortableApps.com was named as the four billionth application to be downloaded from SourceForge.net, the largest online open source hosting site, and after PortableApps.com won four out of twelve categories at this years SourceForge Community Choice Awards. Out of over 47,000 nominations, PortableApps.com was selected as this years Best Commercial Open Source Project, Best Visual Design, Best Project and as the site Most Likely to Change the Way You Do Everything.
- SourceForge.net: four billion served, a report from The H.