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

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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 ...