Cross-platform applications have the ability to be compiled (and then run) on multiple operating systems, usually with little-to-no changes in the code. This is accomplished through various checks in the code itself, or more commonly by the use of a cross-platform development library.

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Undefined reference to _aacplusEncOpen

Following is the copy of my config.log file-> http://pastebin.com/embed_js.php?i=UyTBTTZv Following is copy of configure file-> http://pastebin.com/embed_js.php?i=2c15zppN Additionally: As of now ...
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Cross Platform shortcuts

I have a bunch of notes stored in plain text files about various topics I'm interested in. I organize them in a hierarchy of directories and use Windows shortcuts when a file could fit in more than ...
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Most compatible video/audio format for Mac+PC (including legacy machines)?

We're a small non-profit and we're authoring some data DVDs with some instructional videos on them (mostly Powerpoint and video screen captures). Some of our users may be computer novices, others may ...
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Cross-platform Mercurial settings

I have project files in Dropbox, VC-ed with Mercurial. This way I can work on the same code in Windows at work and in Linux at home. The central repository is on our institute Samba file server, which ...
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Running Market Android apps on the simulator

(Related to, but not the same as this). I used to be an Android user but switched to an iPhone. There are a few apps that I would like to continue to use, but the idea of carrying around a second ...
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Can Mac OS X be used as a complete subtitute for Ubuntu?

I'm considering buying a MacBook Pro, and though I know that I can triple boot it (Mac OS X, Windows, Ubuntu), I really do not want to give up the ease-of-use of OS X for which Mac is so famous for. ...
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Open-source cross-platform (or MacOSX) tracking software

I'm searching for some software (or some simple scripts or even only code snippets) which: is Open Source runs in the background collects some information most importantly location information ...
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Standardizing Font Rendering Across Mac, Linux, and Windows

Is there any practical solution for standardizing the display of fonts across Mac, Linux, and Windows platforms? I work in a small office that uses Windows, Mac, and Linux. We mostly use Openoffice, ...
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what's the downside to leaving ascii files with LF line endings in Windows

I'm collaborating on a Git project that has developers on OSX, Linux and Windows. I've set my autocrlf setting to auto which means that it converts the line endings to CRLF as it pulls them down to ...
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Cross platform Hard Disk encryption?

I would like to encrypt my hard drive so that it requires a password to access it. However features like BitLocker in Windows will only work under Windows, and cannot be accessed from another OS such ...
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Cross-platform implementation of GNU tools? (Preferably Java)

I'd like to have GNU tools available on multiple platforms, behaving the same. I know there are ports, like http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/, but they are different from what's supported by the linux ...
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Free, open source, cross-platform alternative to Skype [closed]

What free, open source, cross-platform alternatives to Skype are there that also don't contain banner ads (although a reminder for donations at shutdown would be acceptable)? Connecting to real ...
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Reliable, free 2D dimensional drawing tool

So far the CAD programs I have checked don't seem to support what I am looking for - but I'd be happy to be shown wrong :) I want to be able to create dimensioned, scalable 2D drawings - specifically ...
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Is there software that will organize files and folders?

I'm looking to organize my files and folders and was wondering if there was a software that fits some of these criterion: Scans specified folders, and pulls them up so that I can easily identify ...
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What cross-platform Synergy GUI are available?

I am looking for a cross platform Synergy GUI.
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Is it a good idea to use compressed NTFS filesystem on an external harddisk?

I'm thinking about using compressed NTFS on my external USB harddisk. It should be used for backups only. Is it possible to access it from Linux? Is it reliable? According to Microsoft it's slower ...
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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 do I identify the file system used on a partition?

Let's say I have a disk which has undergone corruption and I can't boot it anymore. How can I identify out the file system that has been used for the disk partition in an easy way?
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Cross platform network aware clipboard

Do you know of any network-aware cut'n paste (clipboard) tool between Windows (XP min) and Linux (Ubuntu) - Need to free scarce brainpower resource consumed by retyping dodging strategies.
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Free virtualization with cross-platform migration

I will soon be setting up a home server running both Microsoft Windows and Ubuntu Linux. This server will host some webservices, and as a home user, sometimes unexpected maintenance is required (this ...
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Cross-platform file system open-source

What is the best cross-platform file system, for Linux, Windows, MacOSX and FreeBSD? NTFS would be the best option but isn't open source. FAT has important limitations like 4GB per file.
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Which Large File System Format to use for USB Flash drive compatible with Ubuntu/Mac/Windows? [closed]

I've had this problem for a long time and can't find a solution. I switch between the 3 OSes all the time and use a 1TB USB Drive to do so. I can't seem to find a format that is compatible across all ...
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SQLite DB borked when opened on a different machine

I'm using SQLite to store some data. The primary database is on a NAS (Debian Lenny, 2.6.15, armv4l) since the NAS runs a script which updates the data every day. A typical "select * from tableX" ...
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Cross platform diagramming tool

I am looking for a cross platform diagramming tool like Viso I can use on Windows, Linux, and OS-X for diagramming. Are there any decent ones available?
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Is there a tool for verifying the contents of a Zip archive against the source directory's contents?

Here's the scenario: I create a ZIP archive using some GUI package like WinZip, 7-Zip or whatever by right-clicking on a directory "somename" and selecting "Compress to archive 'somename.zip'" When ...
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git stash running on crossplatform ntfs folder

I've put my working dir on an ntfs drive so as to be able to work from both windows and ubuntu linux. I've put this one under git. When I try to run "git stash" from ubuntu, I've got the following ...
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Importing GnuCash data into Quicken

I've been looking and it seems like no one has ever moved from GnuCash to Quicken! I know that GnuCash can import .qif's but Quicken cannot import GnuCash's XML files and I can't see any way to ...
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Can MS Office or OpenOffice.org open Pages documents from an iPad?

Can MS Office or OpenOffice.org open Pages documents from an iPad?
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How can I disable receiving HTML email?

I want to decrease the risk of exploits from emails in Opera Mail by disabling seeing the HTML version of emails. Is there a way to do this? I know how to set Opera to prefer plain text, but I want ...
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What soundcard should I use for cross-platform professional audio software development?

So, someone stole my sound card. It was a beautiful Terratec PHASE 26 USB and I liked it a whole lot. Except it was rather clumsy to work with in a Win/Mac environment for MIDI development, since MIDI ...
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Keynote to DVD?

Is there away to burn a Keynote presentation to a DVD that will work in DVD players and PC's? I'm using Keynote 5.
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Internet Federated web server?

I'm not sure what to call this... What I would like to do is have a web server that is capable of serving pages from separate servers across the internet (not a local network). eg, If I visit ...
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Cross-platform file-sharing over wifi

My iPhone has a program called Discover that creates a local website that allows me to share files from my phone over wifi and upload files. I have quite a limited download cap, so keeping the traffic ...
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How can I sync my clipboard across multiple computers?

What's the easiest way to sync a clipboard between multiple computers? I would prefer a cross-platform solution but anything is better then nothing. I do want to be on a different network and still ...
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How to start gVim maximized?

How to make gVim automatically maximize it's window when I open it? And a cross-plataform solution, I'm trying to use the same configs in a Linux and Windows machine... I've tried the hack :set ...
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WYSIWYG editor for structured text (suitable for SVN versioning)

I'm looking for an open source cross platform WYSIWYG editor that I can use to write documentation. I'm not looking for a web based solution - i.e. it should work without a web server, and I want ...
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What is the most portable and cross-platform format to store my email backups?

I currently use gmail, but this question is valid for any client: What is the best way to backup and store my email so that in the future I will be able to access it on a variety of platforms and ...
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Open source chat protocol that handles voice & video?

I'm looking for a chat protocol which: Has easy to use clients which will run on both Windows and Linux. Has a server which I can run myself on Linux (preferably easy to set up). Supports duplexed ...
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Cross OS data recovery, USB drive involved.

A MacBook had OS X 10.4 and Windows XP dual booting using rEFIt. Then the Windows partition gets corrupted and it won't boot. Presumably a virus. There were sensitive files there and those were ...
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Recommend Online password manager [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: online password manager with sharing capabilities Hi, I am looking for a good online password manager with the following requirements: Single click login from ...
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Cross-platform note taking / wiki application that is lightweight/simple to use? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is your notes taking tool ? I am looking for a note-taking / desktop-wiki app that would work on Mac and Windows with the following features: Very simple UI and ...
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Is there a remote desktop management tool that I can email to people?

I often need to remotely manage PC and Macs for desktop support. I'm after a remote desktop management support tool that I could email (or send a url) that the customer could click on (or run) and I ...
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Run Linux programs on OS X 10.5?

Is it possible to install and run Linux programs on Mac OS X Leopard 10.5?
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Can I run the same virtual machine in both vmware on a PC and vmware fusion on a Mac?

Can one boot the same VM image in vmware workstation on a Windows XP machine AND in vmware fusion on a Mac?
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Cross-platform development on a single PC

I'm a Windows user/developer itching to start diving into the *NIX world and Mac OS software development. What software (both paid and free) would allow me to install/easily run other OS (Linux, Mac ...
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Cross-platform alternative for MS Reader?

Is there an alternative tool similar to MS Reader that allows one to both publish and view ebooks in Linux, Mac and Win?
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Mount Mac disk image (and sparse bundle) on Windows or Linux

Is it possible to mount the various disk image formats that Mac OS uses on other platforms? I suppose one problem would be that the file system in that image is usually HFS+. I am specifically ...
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What tool to build a clients database and agenda?

Background: A friend of mine wants to upgrade his computer. He is using an old proprietary tool to manage his clients files and agenda. This tool won't work on a modern OS, he could ...
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Sync my files across multiple computers

I do a lot of work on my home computer, ranging from programming, writing stored procedures and writing documentation and reporting. A lot of this work is university related and constantly swapping ...
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Cross-platform syncing RSS reader application

I use a number of different computers with varying OSes at home and at work. I would like to be able to read my RSS feeds both places and have both places updated with read items, bookmarks, etc. I ...