question, it would be important to help

David Woolley forums at
Sun Dec 30 06:59:24 EST 2012

Michael Secord wrote:
> Unless you run wine, this isn't going to help, PortableApps is strictly 
> a windows based project that more often than not works with Wine.

Also, such tools are not designed with privacy in mind.  If you wanted 
to ensure that there was no trace, you would need to do things like 
disabling swap, during use, and an extended power down of the device 
after use.  You would also need to analyse Pidgin to make sure it didn't 
use any temporary files.

Of course, there could be traces outside of the machine.

Even if I were sure of all the ways that information could leak, I would 
be somewhat reluctant to design something for this purpose, as it is 
likely to be misused.

> On Dec 29, 2012 9:04 PM, "Tres Finocchiaro" <tres.finocchiaro at 
> <mailto:tres.finocchiaro at>> wrote:
>     On Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 3:28 PM, János <jenkei63 at
>     <mailto:jenkei63 at>> wrote:
>         I would like more help, whether it is possible to use Pidgin on
>         linux USB flash drive so as not to leave any trace on the computer?
>         How should it be done?

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