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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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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Shared calendar across domains/devices

I'm trying to set up a shared calendar for my family, but it's harder then it seems. The requirements are: Private calendar: noone else can edit it. It should sync between devices and be ...
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Running android apps on a linux PC

How can I run android apps, i.e. from the android marketplace on a linux PC? Does there exist any easy-to-use android emulator or virtual machine environment? FWIW, I'm running arch linux and ...
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How to lock a folder forever even if OS has been changed?

I need to use a folder lock software to protect my private folders. But there is a main problem with most of them. Imagine I installed one of them on my sysem that runs Windows 7. Everything is ok up ...
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Crossplatform encrypted file containers [closed]

Since the sudden (and strange...) stop of TrueCrypt, I am looking in vain for a cross-platform (Windows/Linux essentially) encryption software that manage file containers (or equivalent) in a similar ...
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Cross Platform Encrypted File Server / NAS?

I have a desktop computer running Windows and two Mac laptops. The desktop computer has two internal hard drives, both NTFS and both encrypted with TrueCrypt (yes, I know TrueCrypt is supposedly not ...
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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 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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What's a cross-platform solution for tagging files on a USB drive?

I'd like to add custom search tags for Spotlight, Windows Search, and Linux Beagle, all on the same NTFS-formatted USB drive. What's the closest software solution to this?
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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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Encrypted file format that is supported on PC and MAC

I need to make an encrypted file on a PC that I can burn to CD and give a mac user who wants to decrypt it without having to install a program? is this even possible? thanks
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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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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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Cross-platform usable filesystem with large file support

What is the best filesystem to use cross-platform (Linux, Windows, OS X) which supports disk sizes of at least 2TB and file sizes >4GB? I'm planning to use it on a USB drive on different computers. ...
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Derive vimfiles directory from runtimepath option

I want to set a $VIMFILES variable in my vimrc file to determine in a non-platform-specific way the file path of my vimfiles directory (a la How do I get Vim home directory?). This should be trivial ...
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Unclear on making sense of all the command-line-interfaces (CLI)s out there, and when/why to use them

Some background, I am making the mental effort to start using command line interface for all my work, on Windows, Mac OSX, and LINUX systems. It is true that we have a lot more flexibility in the ...
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Minimal requirements for Live Broadcasting? [closed]

I would like to broadcast an event to the public (through a web service like LiveStream or similar). I was thinking about using Open Broadcast Software to switch among sources. In your opinion can ...
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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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What crashed Automake?

When downloading open-source software from the internet (in this case: PHP 5.5.5), they often come with an Automake "script" (if I can call it a script) for building from source. Now I'm trying to ...
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SVN eol-style property issue

We have two SVN repositories, both are used by multiple users from Windows and Linux, too. Both repositories have their default svnproperties (i.e. svn:eol-style=native), we store mainly text files. ...
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Watch a filesystem and rsync changes in a cross-platform way with minimal dependencies

I'd like to start a long-running Ruby or Python script, and have the script watch a local directory for changes to files and new files. Periodically, the script will trigger a one-way rsync to a ...
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Under what login/boot conditions can Chrome Remote Desktop access a computer? Does this differ by OS?

If I set up a host computer for permanent remote access via Chrome Remote Desktop, when is it accessible? Specifically: Is it accessible when it has been locally logged into only by a ...
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Which Large File System Format to use for USB Flash drive compatible with Ubuntu/Mac/Windows?

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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Restrictions for in-app purchasing across multiple platforms [closed]

I am developing a native iOS app that involves in-app purchasing of consumable digital goods. I am aware of the restrictions on building apps that try to circumvent the 30% commission that Apple takes ...
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Cross-platform daemon/service stop and start

Is there a tool which can control daemons/services in a cross-platform manner? In programming there are different build tools that allow you to build software from source on different platforms; the ...
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Cross platform WiFi enabled folder access on linux embedded device

I have a device, we'll say it's a laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 with a stripped kernel that can only run a single program. This device does not have a keyboard or a mouse, but two joysticks and four ...
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Minimal free Javascript capable, cross-platform, standalone browser [closed]

I'm coding a cross-platform (GNU/Linux, Win32, MacOS) application that, among other stuff, features a small web server which serves a site. Communication between server and client is achieved via ...
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What are the Compile time considerations to reduce the size of binary on Linux?

I have compiled one utility and created the binary on my Linux System. But the size of this binary is 2.3 MB and I need to reduce the size of this binary. I tried applying STRIP on the binary but its ...
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Synchronise changes to file system

I have a moderately-sized stash (~100GB) of music and photos (and other documents). I'd like to be able to keep (at least) two copies of the files in sync, without requiring that all the PCs be ...
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Are PostgreSQL's database files binary compatible between Windows, Linux and Mac OS X?

Assuming 64-bit OS editions on each and only one copy of PostgreSQL running at a time, can I host my PostgreSQL database files in Dropbox and expect binary compatibility on all three platforms? I've ...
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Is it possible to use Sky Drive with linux?

I'm a long-time Dropbox user, and I'd like to experiment with Sky Drive. I have two Windows 8 computers and one Ubuntu computer that I use on a regular basis. If I can't use Sky Drive on all of them, ...
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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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Where does flash player save permanent files to, like game saves, or configurations?

I'd like to grab a copy of a save file I have for a flash game (to be fair, there's at least 20 hours of gaming in that save). I assume that different browsers and different operating systems do ...
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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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Java crashes computer after about 10 minutes

I'm having a problem with Java crashing my computer. I am trying to run my Minecraft server, which has worked 100% of the time before I updated my BIOS, but now my PC randomly turns off (no prompt or ...
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Need simple file encryption for unskilled Mac and Windows users

I need to give my boss backup copies of some sensitive data. I want to encrypt the data, but she needs to be able to decrypt it on her own, without technical support (as long as she has the password, ...
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How to create a cross-platform traveler disk with TrueCrypt

I need to create a file-based TrueCrypt volume in a 32GB USB pendrive. If I wanted to access my files in offline computers, I'd need to include the TrueCrypt executable in the pendrive as well. I'd ...
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Cross-platform backup solutions [closed]

Here's my situation. I'm always feeling uncomfortable with backups which are bound to one specific OS. A Mac OS X Time Machine backup, for example, is not very helpful when you can't afford a new Mac ...
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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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Unicode (non-ascii) filename interoperability between linux and windows

I have this problem, and I'm not really sure where the issue is on client or on server or both. I'll appreciate any help diagnosing and resolving this. I have remote linux box running debian, that I ...
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portable cross-platform WebDAV Client

I am looking for a portable application that will allow me to do this: Browse a WebDAV share and open a file. Edit the file locally. Save the file, and automatically propagate the change to WebDAV. ...
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Is there a cross OS (win/mac) scripting languagee? [closed]

I use Autohotkey for all my Windows scripting, but would like to use something that could apply to a Mac as well. Without having to write it in multiple languages. And having it compatible with ...
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How to use over 4GB files on USB stick and retain compatibility between operating systems?

I overcame this 4GB file problem by formatting my USB stick to NTFS. But Linux or other OS's or devices doesn't support this format. Is it possible to have a program inside my USB stick, which would ...
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“sync” content via filename

Okay, well I've uploaded 5 gigs of images to Dropbox, and those are directly off the camera. In another country, my friend with rubbish internet (whom retrieved a CD containing the images) copied ...
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Equivalents for .bat files for starting a jar file

Which are the .bat file alternatives for Linux, MacOSX and other operating systems for starting a jar file for example or another program (.exe, .app ...) with a click on this .bat / ... file? I just ...
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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 ...