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Further Exploring the World of Portability

Portable Firefox is actually only one of the many applications that have been made "portable." If you found this article intriguing, you might want to check out another popular portable version of Gaim. You can read more about Gaim in my InformIT article "Consolidating Your IM Applications with Trillian or Gaim." Like its bigger brother, Portable Gaim is a multiprotocol instant messaging client that works with AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, and other instant messaging services. Portable Gaim lets you take your IM settings with you on a portable USB thumb drive (similar to the process with Portable Firefox). So you don’t have to install your IM applications on the machines on which you run Portable Gaim. Also, you don’t leave personal information behind on the machines you visit.

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