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

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FreeBSD compatibility layer on Linux

I am aware of Linux mode on FreeBSD, where Linux binaries can seamlessly be executed in FreeBSD. From the FreeBSD handbook: In effect, there is a Linux kernel in the FreeBSD kernel. The various ...
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Windows 8 and Oracle Java JDK 7u9 - “This application is not compatible”

I have never seen this error on WIndows 8 so far, that's why I'm asking for help here. First of all, I managed to install JDK 7u7. The installer worked like a charm, and my Java applications run too. ...
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How to run todolist from abstractspoon in linux?

I want to run the ToDoList (any version from 5.3 to 6.2) in linux (ubuntu 11.04) I've tried to use under wine 1.2 and 1.3 without success: 1 - I've downloaded the program (todolist_exe.zip); 2 ...
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Forward/backward compatibility of glibc and the kernel

Suppose you have glibc 2.5 compiled with kernel headers 2.6.18 Is it safe to run this glibc with Linux kernel 2.6.32? Is it safe to run this glibc with Linux kernel 2.6.9?
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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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Hard Drive Compatibility with Motherboard

Here are the current specs to put things in context: ECS P4VXASD2+ V5.0 Intel Pentium 4 Northwood 2.8 GHz 2x 512MB PC2100 DDR266 SDRAM Maxtor DiamondMax 10 250 GB PATA (IDE) HDD Gigabyte 52x CD-ROM ...
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Does Microsoft Security Essentials work with Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2?

Does Microsoft Security Essentials work with Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2? I currently have AVG Business Edition, but it's close to expiring. I don't want to pay $189 a year, but I also don't want to ...
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Will a VGA monitor work if connected to 9-pin serial port?

I have a (old) computer that I am trying to use, just for giggles. It has a 9-pin (RS-232) output for the monitor (marked 10101). Can I connect it to my VGA monitor using an adapter? EDIT Thanks ...
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USB mouse for Mac

I'm looking to buy a relatively cheap, but decent USB mouse for my Mac laptop. If I just buy a random one, what are the chances that it'll "just work" on the Mac. I guess I'm trying to work out ...
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MacPorts Base vs. Snow Leopard 64 bit environment

Since I use 10.5 I'm quite happy that a whole lot of stuff is working currently like it should. However there's this Snow Leopard DVD next to my desk that just seems to say "Install me". If I do: Do ...
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SSE2 - SSE4.2 Compatibility

I am considering the purchase of some software (AutoCAD) that requires the CPU to support SSE2. My PC's CPU is an Intel® Core™ i5-650 Processor, which supports SSE4.2. Basically what I am ...
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Generic Hp LaserJet 1012 Printer Drivers For Windows 7 x64?

I've recently upgraded a machine to Windows 7 x64. This machine has a 1012 printer attached. According to HP's site, the printer is no going to be supported in Windows 7. Are there generic drivers ...
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Are Linux distributions mutually compatible?

In other words, can an application that runs on one distro be simply copied and run on another distro?
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Why does burning a CD ISO image to DVD work?

Following on from this question: Can I burn a CD ISO to DVD? How/why does this work? Is an ISO image a physical media neutral format?
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How important is it to match brands with wireless networking equipment?

Back in the day, when wireless in your home was new and exotic, I often heard it said that it was a crapshoot to try and use equipment from different brands on the same network. Is that still true? ...
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NextPlease Firefox extension doesn't work in 3.6+. Any updates or similar extension?

I use a Firefox extension called NextPlease which allows me to use the keyboard to go to the next or previous page on web pages which have Previous/Next paging links. Like the Google search results. I ...
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Which binary clang version I should use for CentOS

Based on http://llvm.org/releases/download.html Clang Binaries for FreeBSD9/x86_64 (69M)(.sig) Clang Binaries for Ubuntu-12.04/x86 (67M)(.sig) Clang Binaries for Ubuntu-12.04/x86_64 (71M)(.sig) ...
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Tool for Windows 7 to check software compatibility before upgrading to Windows 8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the specifications required to install Windows 8? Is there a standalone version of the program compatibility wizard that can be used on a recent Windows system ...
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Disable Aero Themes for a ClickOnce application

I have an application that is deployed and installed using ClickOnce Deployment and on certain machines (mostly running Windows 7) I need to be able to disable Aero themes and possibly change other ...
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A PCI Express 3.0 Video Card into a PCI-E 1.0 x16 slot

Perhaps I'm trying to push my mobo too hard, but I think I have read that PCI-e 3.0 is back compatible to previous PCI-e specifications. But 3.0 into a 1.0, is it possibly asking too much? I'm ...
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Tools to see ext2/ext3/ext4/btrfs/jfs/xfs filesystems under windows?

Are there any drivers/application that can read/write ext2/ext3/ext4/btrfs/jfs/xfs filesystems from Windows? E.g.: a removable drive is formatted with EXT3.. how can I write it under Windows XP/7?
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How does “Compatibility Mode” in Windows 7 affect the application?

Background: Based on the answer given to this question: "Skype behaviour in the Windows 7 Superbar" ...you can get Skype to minimize to the system tray (rather than the task bar) by running it in ...
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SSD compatibility issues?

I'm thinking of buying this PC http://velocitymicro.com/wizard.php?iid=186 along with a SSD drive from newegg. I'm worried that my new SSD drive won't be compatible with motherboards so I'm thinking ...
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Is PC2700 ECC backwards compatible with PC2100 ECC?

Because if it's not, it should be! I'm trying to get 2 x 1GB PC2700 ECC Registered DDR333 DIMMs (Micron brand) to work in my computer, but it won't POST: the computer starts, fans and hard drive spin ...
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16 bit windows under Win64 using Wine?

I wonder if anyone has tried the following approach to run a 16-bit application under Win64? I can install a VMware virtual machine, load Linux, and use Wine to simulate the old Windows environment. ...
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Will Komputerbay 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR3 SODIMM (204 pin) 1333Mhz PC3 10600 8 GB (9-9-9-25) work for my Thinkpad T500 [closed]

Can someone tell me if there is any reason that this ram will not work in my Thinkpad T500 2055-2cu? When I ordered the ram, I checked the specs and it looked like it was compatible, but after ...
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Can I mix and match DDR2 with different voltages?

I currently have: Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 DHX Performance Memory CL4 2.1V Would I be able to add to the system: Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Memory Kit ...
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How can I mount an EXT2 partition under Windows 7?

How can I mount an EXT2 partition under Windows 7? Not under Total Commander, because I'm searching for a solution to "see the partition from the My Computer" icon. Are there any? A read-only file ...
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What is the best document standard to save to using Open/LibreOffice in order to maintain compatibility with Office?

For some reason I've always assumed the older formats (Office 2007/XP) DOC/XLS were the safest to maintain compatibility with Office simply due to them being aged and likely more mature, however I've ...
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Is this memory compatible with this motherboard?

I have a Foxconn P35AP-S as seen here. I need to get some more RAM since I only have 1 2GB stick. The current one is 1066MHz. I would like to get the memory situated here: ...
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Can I use the Office 2007 Proofing Tools with Office 2010 RTM?

I have just downloaded and installed Office 2010 RTM. Overall, it is very nice, but I miss having proofing tools available for my native language, Danish. I have installed the 2007 Proofing Tools, but ...
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Make Okular notes visible in acrobat

I just finished proofreading 100 pages of a book in Okular on Mint 13 with KDE and submitted it to the editor. Naturally, none of the comments show up on the editors machine when he opens it. He has ...
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Can I just replace my motherboard and CPU without further complications? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Upgrading motherboard without reloading OS I've just purchased the i7 2600k and a Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3 motherboard. I want to upgrade my existing setup, a Gigabyte ...
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Best video format for Windows and Mac Compatibility?

I'm about to encode several videos that will physically distributed to clients running either Windows XP (and upwards) or OS X. Is there a compressed format that would be playable on both platforms ...
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compatibility with modern motherboards? (ATX 12V vs EPS 12V)

I have the Seasonic S12-600 in my current PC, which I'm thinking of upgrading from its ageing s939 Athlon CPU to a Core i5-based system. My question is whether or not my PSU is compatible with modern ...
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Hard Drive compatibility factors

Are all ATA hard drives compatible? I've read about ATA and Ultra ATA, then there are speed differences within the category, i.e. Ultra ATA/33, Ultra ATA/66 Ultra ATA/100 and Ultra ATA/133. Does ...
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New Power Supply doesn't work with a specific motherboard

I just bought a new power supply Corsair CX430 V2 in order to meet the needs of a new graphics card I hope to install. The motherboard is the micro-ATX form factor Asus P5KPL-AM/PS running a Intel C2D ...
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KB980408: Fix for Explorer freezing: does anyone know what app caused it?

Microsoft released an update for Windows 7 today (Tuesday, April 27, 2010): KB980408: The April 2010 stability and reliability update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is available. The ...
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Non-functioning AutoFilter on Locked Cells in Office 2008 - works in Office 2007

I'm looking into a problem for someone, who works in a mixed OS environment. She has created an Excel spreadsheet in Office 2007 to act as a directory, with AutoFilter turned on for names, email ...
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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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Is USB 3.0 backwards compatible? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can a USB 3.0 pen drive be used on a USB 2.0 port? I am really excited about USB 3, especially since it has made its way into the new MacBook Airs and Pros. Since it is ...
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What does compatibility option “Disable visual themes” do?

"Disable desktop composition" flag disables Aero (transparent glass border) effect for the duration of the application's run, which seems like all there is to "visual themes", but toggling the ...
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What is a file system which has r/w on all major OSes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cross-platform filesystem What is a file system which has r/w on all OSes like windows, linux and Mac. Windows comes with FAT and NTFS support and EXT3 support can be ...
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Are drivers compatible between different Linux distributions?

If you have a device driver that works on one Linux distro, will it also work on another one?
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Why did DOS software packages often require a “100% compatible” system?

The system requirements for many software packages for DOS specify an "IBM PC or 100% compatible". Why "100% compatible"? Were there systems at the time that had only partial IBM PC compatibility?
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Acer Aspire 9300 - Windows 7 Drivers Needed

I bought an Acer Aspire notebook with Vista several years ago. It's great laptop and has served me well since I have been running it. The thing is, since Vista was crap back then, I downgraded to XP ...
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Can WD3200AZRX SATA-3 hard drive work on SATA-2?

I am buying new hard drive today, but I am worried that it will not work on my motherboard Gigabyte GA-945PL-S3. I want to buy this hard drive. It's pretty expensive and I don't want to get ...
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Can I Mix Ink Cartridges Of Different Manufacturers?

At the moment i have 4 total compatible ink cartridges of X manufacturer in my printer. 3 of them are depleted and one is half full which is black. What happens if i replace 3 depleted cartridges ...
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How do I know what hard drives I can buy to upgrade my laptop

So here's the deal: It so happens that I need to reformat my computer (Toshiba Satellite L305), to install windows and then install ubuntu. I figure I should also upgrade my hard drive, since 160GBs ...
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Can you have PC3L and PC3 RAM together?

I have a pair of DDR3 SODIMM RAM modules in my laptop, and I want to replace the 2GB for a 4GB that is compatible. So far I haven't been able to find an exact match but I found a very similar with a ...