Compatibility refers to whether a particular piece of hardware or software will work with a system.

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Which PC100 SDRAM is compatible with iMac?

I've recently acquired an aging iMac (G3/500 DV SE, Summer 2000) with its original 128Mb RAM out of a possible 1Gb. I'd like to replace the single 128Mb DIMM with 2 x 512Mb DIMMs. I know these need to ...
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MonitorApp doesn't show CPU load in Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

I use a handy little freeware tool called MonitorApp, an extremely lightweight Gadget-like program that shows various real-time usage info, such as network usage, memory usage, and CPU load: Since ...
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What is Rosetta and why doesn't Snow Leopard include it by default?

Since I repaved my MacBook with Snow Leopard this morning, I was about to reinstall one of the applications I use, Adobe Flex Builder 3. When I opened FB3's installer, the following was displayed: ...
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Are there any known issues with Daemon Tools Lite and Windows 7 32-bit RTM?

The download page for Daemon Tools Lite Commercial (the free one) version 4.30.4 says that Windows 7 Beta is supported (SPTD 1.58). However the Pro Standard and Advanced versions say Windows 7 is ...
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How do I make a third generation iPod work with Windows 7?

I have a third generation 40GB iPod which I've been having some trouble getting to work with Windows 7 (RC). iTunes and all other relevant software is installed correctly and indeed, the iPod itself ...
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Windows 7 64-bit compatible multi-function color laser printer recommendations

I'm looking for recommendations for Windows 7 64-bit compatible multi-function color laser printers. The printer needs to scan, copy, fax, print in color. Laser preferred. USB or Network ...
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Can you run Windows Live Movie Maker on Windows XP?

Can you run Windows Live Movie Maker on Windows XP?
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Why wouldn't I want to run Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise x64 instead of Windows 7 Ultimate x64?

I'm currently running Windows 7 RC and I'm ready to pave and reinstall on my laptop. Are there features in Windows 7 I won't have access to if I install Server 2008 R2? Are there applications or ...
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What are the non compatible changes from WinXP to Windows 7?

As Windows 7 comes with a virtual XP machine for backward compatibility i would really like to know why? I tried to bing a few papers what is not working anymore without luck. I would assume that ...
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How to set up multiple video cards in Windows XP

All I am trying to do is run a three monitor setup, two widescreens on the good card at high res and a third smaller monitor at 1024x768 that I watch continuously updating info in. I have a Dell ...
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Vista 64 bit compatibility mode in windows 7

I've installed Vista 7 RC x64 and trying to install Vista 64 bit drivers for my HP LaserJet 1022. I supose vista drivers should be fine for 7. The problem is that the driver installer is checking the ...
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How to know what hardware works well with linux?

It's not hard to find desktops that work well with Linux. However it is much harder to know which laptops will work without fault on say a Debian or Red Hat system. I recently ran into an issue with ...
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Why is wine “not an emulator”?

Isn't the difference between Windows apps and Linux apps just libraries asked by applications running? (see previous question) How is possible then to make Windows applications running on a Linux ...
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How can I download Audible Books to Ubuntu 9.04

I use Ubuntu, and currently I have version 9.04 installed. I would like to try the Audible (http://www.audible.com) audio book seller, but I can't figure out how to download the audio files to my ...
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What is the most simple explanation for the fact that Windows applications are not Linux-compatible?

What can you respond to someone who asks you: ...And why can't I install a Windows application on my Linux computer?
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Does Windows 7 run acceptably on a 1 GB RAM Atom netbook?

Does Windows 7 live well on a 1 GB RAM Atom netbook? It's hard for me to try before I buy at the moment, so any advice from those that are already running Windows 7 would be appreciated.
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Firefox plugin check

I am thinking of upgrading from firefox 3 to 3.5. However I have loads of plugins and don't know of a way to find out which are compatible, without either going to the web page of each plugin, or ...
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What resources are available for building a cutting-edge Linux box?

One of the problems with loving both Linux and sweet new hardware is that you're never sure what's supported (i.e. driver availability). How can I easily determine if those shiny things in your ...
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run32.dll on Windows 7?

Each time, I run my favorite game (Starcraft) on Windows 7, my PC gets way too slow, and when I checked the running process, I found a process with the name run32.dll taking over almost 90% of the ...
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How do I know my laptop is 64-bit compatible?

I recently plan to buy a new laptop to run a 64-bit OS, but a friend told me that my current laptop is already 64-bit. How can I verify if my laptop is ready to load a 64-bit OS or not? Here is the ...