Ah, glorious portable apps. Even better, a whole suite of glorious free portable apps all wrapped up in one package? Going on the road for the holidays and want to take your desktop--but not your computer--with you? The PortableApps Suite
version 1.0 has been released and it's definitely something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. The suite comes in two flavors: Standard edition fits comfortable on a 512MB USB drive and includes ClamWin (antivirus), Firefox, Gaim (instant messaging), OpenOffice.org, Sudoku, Sunbird (calendar/task manager) and Thunderbird (email client). Lite edition fits on a 256MB drive but eschews OpenOffice.org in favor of the slimmer AbiWord. Best of all, though, the PortableApps Suite comes with the PortableApps Menu, an attractive, customizable launcher, and PortableApps Backup for, well, backing up your portable apps.