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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How can I sync my progress on ebooks, specifically pdfs across computers? [duplicate]

I have ebooks in mobi, epub and pdf formats. For the epubs I have been using booki.sh, but I am at a lost for syncing my progress on pdf files between my windows and linux dual boot and my android ...
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How to make edits in Windows to files on a linux server?

I have an SMB connection to an Ubuntu Server 12.10 host that has shell scripts and config files I want to edit with a Windows 7 client using Notepad++. I am able to open the files and make changes, ...
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Convert Linux symlinks to Windows symlinks

I've noticed that Linux symlinks don't work in Windows, and vice-versa. Is there any way to convert Linux symlinks to Windows symlinks? Specifically, I want to convert relative Linux symlinks to ...
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Archive / compression formats or tools which support multiple file forks or streams?

Lately I've become interested in the ability of several filesystems including Apple's HFS+ and Microsoft's NTFS which support two or more data streams. In Mac terminology these were most widely ...
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Read/write cross-platform disk image

I have a read-writable .sparseimage on a Mac; I'd like to start using the contents on a Linux machine as well. Is there a cross-platform read-write disk image container I can use? (The contained ...
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Encryption of external HDD — accessible from windows without installation

I would like to use encryption on my external HDD but I would like to be able to access the encrypted data from Windows as well. As suggested in other questions, TrueCrypt is one option here, or I am ...
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Platform independent SSH client? [closed]

I am looking for an ssh client that can run from a windows terminal (cmd.exe) or a bash shell with no difference. That means that cygwin would not work (not the original cmd.exe process). This client ...
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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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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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Rich text editor cross-platform

I'm about to write a thesis and I need to work on it on various devices: a MacBook Pro, a laptop with Windows 7 and an iPad. The problem is to find a way to keep in sync everything. I though of many ...
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Cross-platform file synchronisation methods

Within a cross operating system network containing different versions of Windows Clients (Win98, NT, Windows 7) and a Linux file server I would like to sync folders. There are two limitations: 1) ...
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Run .ipa file on cross platform? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: iPad Simulator (install ipa on pc) My platforms are Linux and Windows. Now I have a software whose extension is .ipa I am looking for a way to run this file either on ...
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Generating and collaborating on network map diagrams?

I have to turn out some network topology maps for very large networks. I'd like the format for the maps to be something other people can also edit and contribute to regardless of what software I'm ...
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Is a .vdi file for VirtualBox Cross-Platform?

I have a .vdi file on a Windows 64 bit. Can I use the same .vdi file on a different machine like a Linux 32-bit, without problem?
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`^M` in many lines in source code files. How can I remove them?

Someone recently sent me a couple of .cpp source code files. On opening the files with GNU Emacs or GVIM, I found them to have a weird character ^M near the ending of every line. Here is a ...
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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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How to swap audio devices universally in linux?

I have the internal sound device and a USB headset and depending on the situation I could want to use either, but I've found no good solutions. I'd like a cross-platform solution, but I'm on linux for ...
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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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Epson Artisan 800 on Ubuntu/Linux

Update for Ubuntu 10.04: Printing should work 'out-of-box', scanning still needs the newer sane backend. Looking for a known good way to setup an Epson Artisan 800 on Ubuntu specifically or any linux ...
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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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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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Why Firefox on Linux looks different than Windows/Mac?

Beyond each platform toolkit of course. How come Firefox UI looks, mmhh well, not that good on Linux, it's pretty decent in Windows and it definitely rocks on OSX? Is it a single product recompiled ...
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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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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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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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Open-source cross-platform (or MacOSX) tracking software [closed]

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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Is there software that will organize files and folders? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Cross-platform User-friendly Sync tools [duplicate]

Similar question for Windows users: Keeping folders synced between several machines I need a cross-platform sync tool with reasonably simple GUI interface (so I can teach non-expert users how ...