Create your own portable applications

Application Virtualization Solutions (Portable Aps Creation Programs and Utilities available June 2012)

After days of researching solutions for converting some of my programs (applications and games) into portable aps I settled on a VMware® Workstation running a Virtual PC with Windows XP Pro 32 bits with ThinApp as the default virtualization program. The avilability of snapshots to quickly reverse to my orginial clean staus after an install/capture session is what I like best. Over time I fonund that some programs and games just do not work on this particular portable aps creation solution.

What I need is a simple set of features, really, not for PhD scientists:

1. Easy Setup. The virtualization utility should Install easily on a Virtual Computer running Windows XP through 7 (and 8 when it becomes available)

2. Easy capture. Intuitive and easy to understand steps: scan system before, scan system after, build portable application

3. Easy portable application launch 

4. Good containment = The application should not 

5. Good comptibility

I will only use pass/fail grades

 

So after digging through references and various sources identifying who owns who and what and where it is,  here is my current list:

VMware ThinApp (Free Trial): Pass

http://www.vmware.com/products/thinapp/overview.html

Pros: Easy to setup, Easy to use, Easy to capture, Good containment, Fair compatibility

Cons: Not succesful with some applications, Expensive

 

Cedo (Free trial): Testing

http://www.ceedo.com/products/ceedo-personal.html

 

Cameyo (Free): Testing

http://www.cameyo.com

 

P-Apps (Free): Testing

http://www.portable-app.com/

 

Spoon Studio (Spon Virtual Application Studio) & Virtual Desktop Server (Trial): Testing

http://spoon.net/studio

Xenocode Virtual Application Studio (Now Spoon Studio)

 

LANDesk Application Virtualization (Trail)

http://www.landesk.com/products/application-virtualization.aspx

 

Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V)

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/enterprise/products-and-technologies/virtualization/app-v.aspx

 

Enigma Virtual Box (Free): Testing

http://www.enigmaprotector.com/en/aboutvb.html

 

Evalaze (Free & Commercial): Testing

http://www.evalaze.de/en/home/

 

Unidesk (Trial)

http://www.unidesk.com/solutions/application-delivery

 

JauntePE (aka JPE) (Free): Testing

http://jauntepe.sourceforge.net/index.html

 

Other:

 

Citrix XenApp

http://www.citrix.com/English/ps2/products/product.asp?contentID=186&ntref=prod_cat


Symantec Workspace Virtualization and Streaming (aka: Symantec Endpoint Virtualization Suite (EVS) (Trial)

Endpoint Management integration – Workspace Virtualization is a standard component of Symantec’s Client Management Suite (CMS), Total Management Suite (TMS), Symantec Workspace Streaming (SWS), Software Management Solution

http://www.symantec.com/workspace-virtualization

http://www.symantec.com/workspace-streaming

http://www.symantec.com/desktop-virtualization-solutions

 

Altiris Software Virtualization Solution (SVS) – is now Symantec Workspace Virtualization

http://download.cnet.com/Software-Virtualization-Solution-SVS/3000-2651_4-10516806.html

http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/how-get-svs-or-swv-where-download-svs-21-and-swv-61

 

 

ZENworks Application Virtualization (?)

http://www.novell.com/products/zenworks/applicationvirtualization/features/whats-new.html

 

Endeavors  Application Jukebox (?)

http://www.numecent.com/products/application-jukebox.html

 

InstallFree Bridge (?)

http://www.installfree.com/

 

For Linux and Mac:

CrossOver

http://www.codeweavers.com/products/

 

Virtualization Management and Related:

 

Liquidware ProfileUnity with FlexApp

http://www.liquidwarelabs.com/products/flexapp.asp

 

Flexera AdminStudio Virtualization Pack

http://www.flexerasoftware.com/products/adminstudio-virtualization-pack.htm

 

BufferZone Pro (Free)

http://www.trustware.com/

 

References:

http://ahsantasneem.blogspot.ro/2011/12/application-virtualization-comparison.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portable_application_creators

http://www.brianmadden.com/blogs/rubenspruijt/archive/2010/09/22/application-virtualization-smackdown-head-to-head-analysis-of-endeavors-citrix-installfree-microsoft-spoon-symantec-and-vmware.aspx

http://www.upsideresearch.com/2008/endeavors-application-jukebox/

http://www.virtualcomputer.com/support/install-symanetc-endpoint-virtualization

http://www.prweb.com/releases/InstallFree/Bridge/prweb3843334.htm

http://www.symantec.com/cmp/?cmp_id=virtualization

 

Want more? Just search for “application virtualization programs”, “application virtualization prortable” or similar

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