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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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 file system

I would like my external drives to be readable and writable from Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. FAT32 works, but the 4 GB file size limit is a showstopper these days. Are there any alternatives?
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File Generation Differences between Windows Vista and Linux

I know that there are differences between Linux and Vista. I know that there are address issues from converting certain files between the two operating systems as well. I am currently working on a ...
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What is with Firefox on Linux? Interface wise?

From what I understand, Firefox uses the Mozilla Application Framework, which basically is meant to ensure a consistent interface across all platforms. On Windows, 3.5 looks beautiful. I don't know ...
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Set Folder Icon for all Os

I want set icon to my folder in My external hard drive but when I change it (by right click on it and -> properties -> customize -> change icon (i address the icon from my extenal hard ...
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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 ...
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Google Chrome for Linux

Is there any way to use Google Chrome on Linux (specifically, Fedora 8)? Is there a native version for Linux, or would I have to use Wine?
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Formatting an external Hard Drive for Windows using Mac OS X

I have an external Hard Drive I'm selling. I'd like to be able to deliver to the hard drive to the buyer for it can be used on either Mac OS X OR Windows. Is it possible to do this using the Mac ...
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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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Is there an accounting or ERP package that runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac?

Is there an accounting or ERP package, either closed- or open-source, that has clients that run on Windows, Linux, and Mac? It does not matter if it is a free or paid solution. It must also be a ...
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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 ...