23095Re: [NTB] Re: wish to intall Note Tab light on USB. do not have admin password / only PC user
- Jul 8, 2013Damn!
On Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 7:52 PM, Marcelo Bastos <bytext@...>wrote:
> Interviewed by CNN on 08/07/2013 11:16, Eb told the world:
> > Sorry, I doubt you will find an editor or any other kind of executable,
> that would install as you want.
> > Running NoteTab, or any other executable from a USB drive poses a
> serious security threat, so it would require administrative access each
> time you launch the executable.
> Eb, sorry but you are very, very wrong. Windows in its default settings
> (even in corporate domains) does not require administrative permissions
> to run executables. It might be possible to lock it up to that extent,
> but it would take a lot of effort from the admins, and it probably would
> have unforeseen side-effects.
> Not only it's possible to run executable from the USB, but there are
> whole application suites set up to do that. Look up Portable Apps at
> http://www.portableapps.com , for instance Not only do they have about
> half a dozen different plaintext/programming editors (similar to
> Notetab) available, but there's even *an entire office suite* -- yes, a
> version of LibreOffice, with word processor, spreadsheet, presentation,
> the works. The real trick is not running the program; it's doing so
> while only writing config info into local (that is, inside the USB
> drive) files, so the settings will move with the program and leave no
> trace behind. (Another good place to look at is the Portable Freeware
> Collection at http://www.portablefreeware.com )
> Notetab does not have its own PortableApps-style installer, but it has
> been possible for years to run it from an USB drive. It used to be that
> you had to run it *once* with a special command-line switch to set it up
> correctly (I believe it was /USB), but I think I remember something from
> later Release Notes that the process was made even easier. I don't
> really remember the details, though.
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