Can I create a portable virtual machine to install specific programs onto? I would like to be able to take the virtual machine off the device, boot it up anywhere without installing anything, and use any account. My question is about VMWare products - can they do this?
These seem like clumsy solutions, but they might be worth a try: install a bootable OS onto the USB drive and use it to boot to the VM. Or you can also create a CD with KVM or QEMU (the latter requires an ISO file). I haven't explored all of these possibilities yet - I'll need to look into them more.