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wouldn't it be preferable to use portable applications on windows as much as possible over installables?
even with things like notepad++, media players, etc.
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installed applications offer more functiaility and wont go missing or corrupts
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more work for little to no gain
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idk
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good luck unstalling them after 2 years when you don't remember exactly where you installed them and the dependencies
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>>62237990
> and wont go missing or corrupts
How does a program go missing?
>>62238004
If you have multiple PCs or ever need to reformat, wouldn't installed programs end up becoming more work (assuming I keep my portable programs on a USB drive or cloud service and use a program manager like portableapps.com to keep them updated)? And you gain a registry that doesn't become fucked (or becomes fucked less) over time.
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>>62238016
>on windows
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>>62238016
everything it needs is under the same directory structure, including the launcher. that's why it's portable.
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>>62237882
No

If you need a program but don't use it that often, simply keep the installer and uninstall when you're done with it
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>>62237990
u wot mate?
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>>62238065
i, too, dislike having a fast computer, hate my registry, and welcome windows rot with open arms
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>>62238016
You can install portable versions of software with the choco package manager. I still don't see the point though, just install the proper version like a normal person.
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>>62238217
>I still don't see the point though
shit accumulates over time with regular installs that will eventually necessitate a clean install

macOS and linux do not have this problem and portable applications closer matches the long term experience you'll have on those operating systems as opposed to "normal" windows usage.
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