First of all please note that this is not instead of XBMC LiveUSB/LiveCD running Linux, this should a totally seperate project from that.
PortableApps.com works similar to U3 but PortableApps.com is open source and work with any USB Mass Storage Device. The USB-memory-stick would not be bootable but it would be cool to do a quick demo of XBMC on any of your friend's Microsoft Windows computer with it, simply plug-in the USB-stick in any Microsoft Windows computer and XBMC auto-launches from it.
Quote:PortableApps.com allows you to carry your favorite computer programs and all of your bookmarks, settings, email and more with you on a portable device (USB flash drive, iPod, portable hard drive, CD, etc) and use them on any Windows computer.
For this to work I guess that our Win32 developers first have to figure out how to package the SDL libraries/files with the XBMC application instead of having it as a seperate third-party installation like it is today, please see this request => http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=33377
PS! Also see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_portable_software
By the way, it is worth noting that;
Quote:Being hosted on SourceForge.net, the PortableApps.com project has gained some popularity. It currently sits at number four in the total weekly downloads on SourceForge...and as such, having XBMC for Windows avialable on PortableApps.com should hopefully help attract more users and developers to XBMC.
We all know that if XBMC user-base gets bigger then even more new developers will want to join our project.