updated 02:55 pm EDT, Tue September 26, 2006
MojoPac PC Profiles
Previously, storing personal settings and programs on a portable device required explicit hardware support. The most common format for this is the U3 flash drive that can be set to automatically load when used with a computer. Software developer RingCube says its new MojoPac program makes this possible for the iPod as well as most any USB storage hardware. Users can convert free space on a removable drive into a fully functional Windows XP environment when plugged into another XP system, complete with personalized settings for the OS and individual programs; anything installed when using MojoPac is copied only to the USB drive and not the host PC. RingCube suggests that the software is ideal for business users who may have very specific work settings or gamers who want to keep their custom game profiles when playing at friends' homes or LAN parties. MojoPac can be downloaded now for $30; a free trial version is also available.