For a mobile user, portable applications are an absolute must. This is because we have all our settings and our data in one portable location. I usually keep all my data in a portable drive for backup. We have already written about portable apps suite for taking the whole suite of apps in the pen drive. If you have a U3 drive, then you can make portable apps with Package factory for U3. Keeping the portable apps up to date is also very easy.
But what if I want my Windows settings, Microsoft Office, messengers like Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo messenger, Skype etc to be kept in my USB drive? I need a portable virtual operating system for this purpose and Prayaya is the best suited option for this purpose.
Prayaya does not need much space as it uses the host operating system’s features for its operations. By hooking the kernel of PC and redirecting file operations, Praya virtualizes an operating system on which you can store all your apps, data and settings.
There is a huge list of compatible applications that you can install in Prayaya. Here’s the list. The only disadvantage I feel is that it is not compatible with 64-bit Operating Systems. I have a 64-bit Windows 7 and Prayaya doesn’t run on it. Prayaya V3 can be downloaded from here. It is a 30 day trial.
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