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And it's a jar, so I guess it'll work on more than just windows.
You two might want to talk.
His was "inspired" by mine. I use the term "inspired" fairly loosely because he was not the most respectful person when commenting on my 2-year-old submission on Planet Minecraft, insulting several aspects of my work and threatening to use my code as a basis for his own. Luckily he made his from scratch, and we've more or less settled our differences.
USB-MC requires Java to be installed on every computer you run it on, and uses the old launcher. I also just tested it, and it doesn't work - the Minecraft launcher will not run if you use the USB-MC JAR. If you run the launcher on its own, it pulls data from AppData on the local disk.
Additionally, my launcher will run on any system that can run executable files, so any Mac or Linux machine with WINE should run it without issue.
The Meaning of Life, the Universe, and Everything.
Basically the difference is his is better for simple to use windows-to-windows usage, (though will work with wine or maybe mono) Mine (Moved threads) was made with multi-platform in mind. Though may require a separate start file depending on the systems java path or OS.
Pick your poison, they both do basically the same thing, his uses the new launcher though, mine doesn't.