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

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How can I run PowerPC programs in OS X Lion?

I need to run PowerPC-only programs roughly weekly. They're on a CD rather than the HD, so they escaped my pre-flight upgrade checks. As Rosetta was killed in the last upgrade it's problematic to run ...
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How can I disable extension compatibility checking in Firefox 7 beta?

Does anyone know what to add to the about:config to stop Firefox 7 beta checking extension compatibility? I've tried all the settings I can find online for previous versions and I can't get anything ...
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Can I install 1333 MHz memory onto a laptop supporting up to 1066 MHz memory?

I have a question regarding my laptop's RAM. I have 2 slots. One is empty; the other one has a Samsung SODIMM 204-pin 2GB DDR3 1333MHz SDRAM CL9, non-ECC, unbuffered module, running at 1066 (!) MHz, ...
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Is it possible to put a PCI-X card in a PCI slot?

By this, I mean is it possible to put a PCI-X card in a PCI slot? I heard from someone (who deals with servers all the time) that this is the case, however I may have misheard. Also, the card DOES ...
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Does Lion kill Bootcamp?

Does OSX Lion break Bootcamp with Windows 7 installed? I've been looking around online and can't seem to find a definitive answer on this. I'm considering upgrading to Lion, but I'm worried that it ...
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Will a Xeon X3360 CPU be compatible with my ASUS P5MT-M?

Link to CPU Specs Link to Motherboard Specs I want to confirm that this will work before I purchase the CPU. I don't want to upgrade my motherboard/RAM/power supply, unless I have to. I just need a ...
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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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How can I remove compatibility settings that are not editable from the Compatibility tab?

Yesterday, Windows decided Steam needed a compatibility setting to run properly and showed me an informative dialog that left me with no choice but to acknowledge this. Steam ran fine, until it needed ...
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How to enable 32-bit binary compatibility on Linux Mint 11 x64

I've recently installed x64 Linux Mint 11, basically Ubuntu Natty. Since the install I've found that 32-bit applications which used to run on my Ubuntu system are rejected by my Mint 11 system. When I ...
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List of binary compatible Linux derivates

I'm looking for an overview of binary compatible linux derivates to enterprise Linux versions. A usable definition of this compatibility is given on Wikipedia. I already know candidates for this: ...
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Force Firefox to install add-on

I wanted to install a new add-on in Firefox – Firesheep, but when I tried to do so (from an xpi file), it told me that it can be installed because it's incompatible for 4.0.1. However, ...
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Firefox Rapid Release Mode and add-ons [closed]

Now that Firefox has entered in the Rapid release mode, I'm wondering at the implications on add-on compatibility front. For example, will a working FF4 add-on (in my case, Firebug) still work after ...
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ECC RAM in GA-G33M-DS2R? Or any Gigabyte/G33M motherboard?

I'm looking to retire a server which has 12GB of ECC DDR2 RAM. I'd like to upgrade my multi-purpose machine (firewall, file server, VM host for Windows Home Server, etc.) using the RAM from the ...
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Bitnami stacks compatible with Ubuntu 11?

Has anyone successfully installed Bitnami native stacks on Ubuntu 11? After changing the bin file's permissions to allow it to be executable, I get the following error in the Terminal: ...
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Are SATA II and SATA 3.0 Gbps compatible?

I am trying to check that if I buy a new internal HDD it will work in the NAS I am buying. Currently I'm confused about naming schemes and once that is resolved whether there is compatibility. I will ...
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Which Version of Microsoft Word created a given document?

I'm starting to get multiple MS Word documents sent to me, and I'd like to detect what version of MS word created, or last saved, each doc. Is there some tool for that?   Or, can I determine such ...
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Why does IE9 not work right on some sites?

I really love IE9. Where performance is concerned, it is to prior versions of IE what Windows 7 is to prior versions of windows. However, it acts all glitchy on certain sites unless you go to ...
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runtime system and compatible layer

I was wondering if runtime system and compatible layer are the same thing? They both seem to be some software, running of which allows some other software to run on them. Links to Wikipedia for the ...
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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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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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Software to check browser compatibility of a website

Is there a software that is package to check browser compatibility with most major browser? I use browsershots.org, but it isn't that efficient because it would only return a screenshot of your ...
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VB.net 2010 compatibility in Windows 7 - 64 bit

I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit). I was just going to install Visual Basic 2010. In the 'Read me' file of VB.net 2010 it says it is for x86. My question is will it work in 64 bit? Other ...
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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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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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Windows 7 cannot turn off DPI/PPI scaling for an application

I have Windows 7 with DPI scaling set to 120 DPI. It makes some problems with older applications like clipped text, blurred graphics or too big text. I'd like to disable DPI scaling for these ...
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Would this PCIe 2.1 Video Card Work on My PCIe 1 Motherboard?

I've got a PCIe mobo, more precisely: ASUS M2N-X based on nForce 520. Would a PCIe 2.1 VC like the Radeon HD5770 work with my mobo?
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Can I replace Windows with Wine?

I will buy a new computer and install Kubuntu on it. The only kind of software that I would run on Windows are PC games. Can I play most of Windows games without problems with Wine on Linux? If Wine ...
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Is my computer compatible with this graphics card [closed]

I'm not too knowledgable with hardware and want to buy a new cheap graphics card... its PCI express 2.1 the link: ...
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How can I apply a fix to a Windows app that makes assumptions about my Region and Language settings?

The software for my Sleeptracker watch expects all AM/PM symbols to be "AM" and "PM". However, on my machine, I use "A" and "P", throwing it into a hizzy. How can I apply a compatibility shim to this ...
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Can a USB 3.0 pen drive be used on a USB 2.0 port?

I want to buy a USB 3.0 pen drive. But in my pc there is only a USB 2.0 port. Would a USB 3.0 pen drive work on my pc?
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Ubuntu programs' compatibility with Linux Mint

Are all of the programs that can be run on Ubuntu able to run on Linux Mint? I'm thinking of switching (Ubuntu to Mint), but there are a lot of programs (command line mostly) that I'd like to be able ...
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How do I find out if my motherboard is compatible with my case?

Building upwards on How do I find compatible motherboard for my computer? After purchasing the m/b http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1156/P7P55DE_PRO/ which, as the specification says, ...
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Bioshock2 installer is not running under windows 7 64bit

When I try to install the Bioshock2 game under windows 7 64-bit i get the following error- "The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your ...
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How can I get a software that worked on Vista to work on 7? Compatability doesn't work

Ok I have a dj software that I really like, that used to work on my desktop with Windows XP, and a laptop with Vista. But it wont open on 7. I have tried compatibility mode, and it wont work. Is there ...
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Get “SIGN.MEDIA”-Id for compatibility-mode in Windows7

i try to set the compatibility mode in Windows7 in my C# project. Normaly, it is no problem: Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers and add a new ...
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How do I get 16-bit programs to work on a 64-bit Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why 64 bit OS can't run a 16 bit application? When trying to play an old game, Skyroads for instance, I get the following error message: The version of this file ...
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Can I install DDR3 1333 RAM into a motherboard that supports DDR3 2200?

Can I install DDR3 1333 MHz RAM into a motherboard that supports DDR3 2200 RAM? I think it should be acceptable, but don't want to risk the investment I've already made on the motherboard For ...
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Is Compatibility Mode available in Windows 7 Home?

I'm going to look at a problem on a PC with Windows 7 Home (not Premium I'm guessing). Is Compatibility Mode available in Windows 7 Home? I hear it is in Home Premium. I'm not talking about XP-mode ...
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How do I find compatible motherboard for my computer?

I have a Dell Optiplex GX270 that recently stopped working, and I suspect a motherboard (I can go into why if needed). I want to get a replacement from eBay or the like, but I'm not sure what to get. ...
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Memory expansion and compatibility

I currently have this machine: GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 (v1) motherboard INTEL Core i7-920 2.66Ghz 1366 BOX processor GEIL Ultra 6144Mb DDR3 1333Mhz CL6 TRIKIT memory I run Windows 7 Professional on ...
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Which codec and (Linux) video tool for highly compatible video on Windows?

I'm looking for a Linux tool that allows me to transcode videos to a video codec that is highly compatible to the Windows platform. We produce large scientific videos from measurements and would like ...
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What technical reason did Microsoft give for no Internet Explorer 9 on Windows XP?

I have the belief that Internet Explorer 9 unable to run on Windows XP is really marketing. But I want to ask you if there really is a technical reason why Microsoft didn't release Internet Explorer 9 ...
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Running a Windows Application on a Mac

I just did a presentation to a client of mine of a commercial Windows application I just made available. The problem is that this client just has Mac machines. I don’t know the Mac OS version. So how ...
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How many CD only drives are still around? [closed]

I want to get a pocket CD to keep in my wallet with a live OS so I can get "my own personal computer" on any pc I use, and I just wanted to know if I would be able to go with pocket DVDs or pocket ...
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Laptop RAM upgrade - 266mhz or 533? PC2-4300 or 4200?

I want to upgrade the RAM in a Toshiba Satellite M70 SR3 Laptop. SIW diagnostic software gives me the follwing info about the current RAM: Capacity: 512MB; Type: DDR2 (PC2-4300); Speed: 266Mhz (DDR2 ...
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Graphics Card Compatibility

I am a first time builder and while I have the basic understanding of how to put a computer together, one final thing eludes me. What are the requirements for instaling 2 or more graphics cards on a ...
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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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Is there a CPU that can be described as “Celeron D 4xx model”?

The "D" letter after Celeron appears to only be used for processors numbered with 3xx. Celerons of the 4xx series do not seem to have the "D". And yet I am looking at a motherboard described as ...
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Does AMD's Phenom II X6 1055T go well with Gigabyte's GA-MA78G-DS3HP?

I have a Gigabyte GA-MA78G-DS3HP motherboard with a Phenom X4 9850. I am interested in upgrading to the Phenom II line, preferably the hexa-core ones, but budget constraints do not allow for a new ...
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Run an application only compatible with 32-bit on 64-bit machine

Title's pretty explanatory. I have an application(Second Life) that isn't compatible with 64-bit windows 7. It says that it is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, and 7 but only the 32-bit version of ...