Monday, March 21, 2005

Portable, customized Firefox on your USB drive

Well, will you look at what finally got invented: A version of the insanely popular web browser Firefox, specifically that you keep permanently stored on your portable little USB drive (or in the spare memory of your iPod), so that anytime you plug up at a random internet cafe or Kinko's ever again, you'll have access to the browser with your bookmarks, your history, your droplets, your preferences, and your cookies. Well, hallelujah to all those stuck in the same situation as me, without home or work internet access, and so have never been able able to have a permanently customized version of a browser. I've been waiting years to have this kind of ability, so am looking forward to downloading USB Firefox myself and using it regularly, whenever I'm on the go. It'll certainly make sending entries to this blog a hell of a lot easier, that's for sure. (Thanks to Jeremy Wagstaff for pointing this out, and to MAKE magazine for pointing out Jeremy Wagstaff.)