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

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“Mozilla/5.0” and “like Gecko”: Do web applications still test for Firefox-specific user agent strings?

Forgive me if this is the wrong site to ask this question; some similar questions were closed on Web Applications Stack Exchange, so I asked this question here. If necessary, feel free to migrate this ...
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Linux compatibility layer for Mac OS X

I have a closed-source piece of Linux software written in a combination of Java and C. The application installs on my Mac (it uses InstallAnywhere), however, it isn't intended to run on a Mac. The ...
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Modern graphics card requirements

I have about 5 years old motherboard GA-MA790FXT-UD5P, and I'm thinking of upgrading graphics card. I would like to know that are there any reasons that any modern graphics card wouldn't be compatible ...
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Is there ultra HD support in Linux?

I wonder what the current state of this is? Any distro that supports very high ppi as of today? I have read that mageia offers support, but I wonder if that is truly the case? i find it strange ...
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Intel S2600CP Server Board and SC5650 family Intel server chassis issue

I am planning to try Intel S2600CP Server Board and SC5650 family Intel server chassis together. Are they compatible? Does anyone has an experience with that setup?
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Sound is not working for Dany u1050 USB TV device in Win 8

I have a Dany u1050 USB TV device and using Win 8 but sound is not working for the device. However, this device was working normally with Win XP and Win 7.
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Replacing an cpu in a laptop

My machine is Lenovo G580 with i3-3120M. I want to replace it with i5-3360M. I checked on Intel's website that sockets are the same (PGA), TDP also the same (35 W) and BIOS works with both. I found ...
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USB2 device incompatibility with USB3 computer

I have a new laptop with 2 USB2 ports and 2 USB3 ports. I have to use an USB2 RGB-D camera, namely the Softkinetic DS325. On my old laptop (only USB2 ports) everything is running as it should. On the ...
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Buying new RAM for GT780DXR

My GT780DXR laptop is having memory problems, and I am looking to throw in a fresh 16GB. I am not much of a hardware guy. I hope superuser is the right place for this question. This is what I have ...
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Windows 7 Compatibility tab grayed out

The compatibility tab on exe files and shortcuts on my Windows 7 Professional are all grayed out. I wish to run as administrator. Please advise.
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Trying to get KO99.exe running on a new computer

I cannot get KO99.exe (either restored from an archive or downloaded from the source: http://retrospec.sgn.net/users/rjordan/klass/) to run on my new(er) computer. Every time I run it, it asks if I ...
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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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Is dual-channel RAM operation independent for each bank?

For dual-channel usage of DDR3 SDRAM, what happens if one bank has DIMMs in both channels but the other bank has only one DIMM in one channel? Will the bank with the paired DIMMs operate at the ...
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Kaspersky compatibility on Windows 8.1

I'm trying install Kaspersky 2013 version 13 on my Windows 8.1 pro and can't install. How can I fix this?
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Powershell/CMD command to open IE10 in compatibility mode

I am looking for a powershell command to open Internet Explorer 10 in compatibility mode like C:\Program files(x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe www.abc.com opens www.abc.com in IE10. I want to ...
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Compatibility of RAM modules [closed]

I have an old computer with 3 RAM modules with 1GB each, as follows: Type: DDR2 Size: 1024 MBytes Manufacturer: Kingston Max bandwith: PC2-6400 (400 MHz) Reference number: KTC1G-UDIMM Now I ...
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Problems with Radeon HD 7770 graphics card

I got an Asrock 945GCM-S motherboard, LGA 775 socket, 4GB of RAM and a Core 2 Duo E7400 processor. And I wanted to upgrade my graphics card. The older graphics card was a Radeon HD 4650 without its ...
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Can I use a mac mini as the boot drive with a 2006 macbook?

I need to update to the latest Mac OSX Mavericks for some iOS development work. However the Macbook is so old that the latest OS is not compatible with it. I can't afford to shell out the money for a ...
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Is it just fine to install windows 8.1 on old version of motherboards?

Motherboards today says they are window 8 ready Im curious if i installed window 8.1 on a motherboard that doesn't mention windows 8 is just fine.. Sorry, im away from home and cannot pull the mobo ...
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Laptop graphic card PCI-Express version identification

How can you identify what type of PCIe version it is for my laptop? I've taken apart my laptop to where my motherboard is exposed for me to view. I've done a couple of research to figure this out, ...
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Can laptop parts be replaced with a different brand?

I have HP Pavilion g6. I have broadcom wireless card, and HP graphic. They both cause great problems especially on Linux, they're not supported. I want to buy another wireless card and a Nvidia ...
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Creative Gigaworks T3 sub with different speakers [closed]

I was hoping someone might know something more about how audio works and let me know whether this is compatible or not. I would like to use my Gigaworks T3 sub with my Gigaworks T40 speakers. The ...
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How to re-enable compatibilty dialog on Windows 8?

My work uses Cisco AnyConnect for VPN client connections. When I upgraded at home to windows 8 I began getting the dialog that said something like: Compatibility issues exist for this application ...
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Running Windows XP applications on Windows 7 Ultimate

In the past, people using Windows Vista could run into the problem that their Windows XP applications would not run on the new operating system. Given that Windows 7 Ultimate and later versions of ...
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Current gen Crossfire compatibility with an old Crossfire board

I've got it in mind to purchase a pair of Radeon HD7770s but the thing is my board is old. CPU-Z tells me that it's a MSI 770-G45 and although its listed as Crossfire-compatible, I'm told that the ...
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How much Bandwidth does an Express Card slot on a Laptop put out?

I want to buy a Dell M6800 Laptop workstation. Can someone tell me how much bandwidth does 54 mm Express Card slot put out ? Also how many lanes of PCIe that slot has ? ( x1, x4, x8, x16 ) How do I ...
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Is my ddr3 RAM compatible with my pc? [duplicate]

i have a shuttle barebone pc (link to description: http://www.shuttle.eu/fileadmin/resources/download/docs/spec/barebones/SG41J1_Plus_black_e.pdf). I would add some RAM, but i don't know if the one i ...
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How to make an extremely old app run on 64bit Windows? [duplicate]

I have a very old application designed for Windows 3.1. I have been able to use this application on Windows 7, however, that was Windows 7 32bit. Now I have since re-installed Windows to 64bit, and ...
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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 ...
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Preparing an Excel 2010 workbook for Excel 2013 compatibility

I'm going through an important workbook currently in Excel 2010 to make sure it's fully compatible with Excel 2013. I found a list of changes to the object model in 2013, but it didn't cover your ...
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“Silicon Power 4GB Micro SDHC Class 10 High Speed Memory Card” compatible with Raspberry Pi?

Today I bought a "Silicon Power 4GB Micro SDHC Class 10 High Speed Memory Card". Is this compatible with Raspberry Pi Model B?
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How do you tell if a graphics card is compatible with your computer?

How do you look at any given graphics card and see if it will work with your computer? I can't see why they wouldn't all work, but I have literally no experience with graphics cards. If you want to ...
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CPU and motherboard compatibility

I used CPU-Z to identify my socket and it said 479 mPGA. Also got chipset information and used intel site to check out compatible processors. Turns out a lot of processors were compatible with the ...
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CUDA 5.5 with Debian Wheezy/Jesse

I'm thinking of installing the recently-released CUDA 5.5 on top of Debian. Questions: Is it recommendable to install it on Debian testing (as of Sep 2013, i.e. Jesse), or Debian stable (as of Sep ...
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Lego Racers not working on Windows 7

I'm trying to get Lego Racers working on my Windows 7 machine. Please see image, anyone has any idea on how to fix this issue for Lego Racers in Windows 7? I'm using compatibility mode for Windows ...
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Linking computers to increase performance [duplicate]

I have 2 laptops (one of which is my primary PC) and a desktop PC. The desktop run on Vista Home Edition, the secondary laptop also runs on vista and the primary laptop runs on windows 8. It is ...
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Issues using Ubuntu and Windows 7?

Soon I plan on getting some new parts for my computer and when I upgrade I want to use my new SSD for windows 7 and my old one for Ubuntu (I have a lot of very large win software and games). I would ...
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Change Windows version numbers?

When I try to run a certain installer .exe, I get: Unsupported operating system, major=6, version=2.2, sp=0.0, type=3 My plan is to contact the vendor, but perhaps there is a quick fix? Is it ...
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What DLL's does DirectX 5 use?

I know directX 9 uses many DLL's, but the main DLL is d3d9.dll which I can replace with my own one and so "hook" into an application using DirectX 9. I can do the same for directx 8. But I have a game ...
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Need to make WinDLX work on Windows

For an architecture course, we have been told to install this software called WinDLX. I downloaded the zip file and when I run it, I get an error saying This app can't run on your PC. I tried ...
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Will a DDR2 2 GB RAM module be compatible with my existing DDR2 1 GB?

I use an old system with a G31D-M7 motherboard with 2 DDR2 memory banks. The module I plan to use is a 2GB DDR2-667 type. I'm sure my existing module is a 1GB DDR2-667 too. The Brands are not same. I ...
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Video Card memory interface compatability

[Incoming noob question] [brace for impact] I've been building my own PCs for over 10 years now, but I'm not exactly rich and technology keeps shooting up lightyears ahead of whatever build I have. ...
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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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How do I program the Sparkfun Arduino Pro Micro with Linux?

Sparkfun's Arduino Pro Micro was the ideal choice for me (in size and price), but I cannot figure out how to program it on anything other than Windows. Sparkfun doesn't provide any resources on how to ...
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List compatibility programs in windows 7

My problem is as follows: about twice a day, my WiFi Internet connection is disconnected and the taskbar seems to have compatibility mode features on. A minute later it returns to normal and the ...
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Windows 7 compatibility mode set for Windows XP SP3 for an executable from the command line and bypass User Account Control Prompt

I'm trying to package an application called Boss and is intended to be deployed through SCCM 2012 and seems that is an old Windows 2K application so it doesn't has all the properties I wish it could ...
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this database is not compatible with this application - Application compatibility toolkit

I installed the Windows Application Compatibility Toolkit and installed SQL server 2012 express to use as the database server. When I run ACT and try to create or select a database, it puts a little ...
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Linux and Windows File System? [closed]

Okay, I've somehow convinced myself to install Mint Linux (15: Olivia) beside my lovely Windows 8 operating system. Now, the only problem I have is sharing files between the two Operating Systems. ...
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X58 compatability questions: Xeon and RAM

I know "hardware compatibility" questions are typically closed as too localized, but hopefully there is some more general merit to these questions. If not, feel free to direct me elsewhere. ...
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DLL not found by program written for XP but run on Win 7

I am running an application that was written for XP on a windows 7 machine. I run the application in compatibililty Windows XP (Service Pack 3) and as administrator. at a certain stage the ...