Okay, I should always check out what I say before I say it, right??? I was talking with another technologist the other day about copying applications to flash drives and realized after discussing this for a while that not ALL programs will work this way. Some programs (Windows ones especially) must be installed in the registry of the operating system, which means you CANNOT copy them to a flash drive. So . . . I double-checked how Cmap tools operates, and sure enough, it needs to be installed to a program registry on the computer’s hard drive. I was wrong about that one.
However, there ARE portable applications and not all programs require this type of registry installation. Audacity, for instance, is one of those programs that can launch from a flash drive. And there are plenty of others that will operate in this way. However, Cmap will need to be installed on a computer’s hard drive in order to work. So I guess I WILL have to request that this valuable program be installed on public computers at Boise State.