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Short answer: the license Excluding hardware from the equation, it is mostly an artificial software restriction: [The] limit is retrieved from the registry by calling a function named ZwQueryLicenseValue, which is itself called from an internal procedure which Microsoft's published symbol files name as MxMemoryLicense. Source: Licensed Memory in ...


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On Linux and Windows you can use diffpdf (which differs from diff-pdf mentioned in this thread). On Ubuntu install using: sudo apt-get install diffpdf See further this UbuntuGeek page on comparing pds textually or visually. For Windows, this Diffpdf Windows version works really great. You can download from http://soft.rubypdf.com/software/diffpdf ...


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Try WinMerge with the xdocdiff plugin. Both are completely free. No strings attached. A couple of the comments below suggest they don't see any difference. That means the plug-in isn't installed correctly. Here's how: Put the files where the xdocdiff plugin's readme file says to put them (there are two places; I won't list them here as filenames can ...


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Use the built in exact() function which is exact-ly for this purpose: =exact(A1, B1) It will return true if the strings are identical.


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Microsoft licences it that way. They likely want you to go and pay for a Windows Server product that is licensed to run with greater resources. It's the same with other products like SQL Server. SQL Server Express has limitations placed on it so that if you need more resources, you must buy the product that permits it.


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On Linux, you can run the following command: sudo dmidecode --string chassis-type On a laptop, this will return "Laptop", "Notebook" "Portable", or "Sub Notebook" (depending on the manufacturer). For Windows, refer to the following documentation to determine your computer chassis type: Identifying the Chassis Type of a Computer


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I work in video quality research, and the thing you're looking for is somewhat everywhere but nowhere to be found. There are plenty of research groups or companies who write their own video quality software, but most of them are either not available or not flexible enough. What you want is a program that gives you a Mean Opinion Score (MOS) of a video, i.e. ...


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I recently found this and I love it. https://github.com/vslavik/diff-pdf Cross platform, free, and works well. Here is a screenshot of diff-pdf in action - note that the text is not different in the PDF, but only fonts (and correspondingly, layout settings): The call to obtain that image was: diff-pdf --view testA.pdf testB.pdf   ... where ...


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vimdiff <(cd dir1; find . | sort) <(cd dir2; find . | sort) will give you a nice side-by-side display of the two directory hierarchies with any common sections folded.


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If case in your third column result is not important, =A1=B1. If case in your result does matter, =IF(A1=B1,"true","false"). This comparison (=A1=B1) is slightly different than the exact comparison since case sensitivity of the characters is not compared. The exact function also compares the character case. If you need case sensitivity checked and specify ...


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The following (if you substitute the first directory for directory1 and the second for directory2) should do what you're looking for and swiftly: find directory1 -type d -printf "%P\n" | sort > file1 find directory2 -type d -printf "%P\n" | sort | diff - file1 The fundamental principle is that it prints out all of the directories including subdirectory ...


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I believe what you need is: svn diff -rBASE:HEAD


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There are complete Wiki articles on it, a bit too much to paste here: Features removed from Windows Vista Features removed in Windows 7


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For a small home-server with low-traffic, I'd just buy a regular old PC, or recycle an old laptop. I've got a 5 year old laptop that sits humming on the shelf serving out media and more. Works well, costs next-to-nothing.


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We also needed to compare PDFs at our company and were not satisfied with any of the solutions we found, so we made our own: i-net PDFC. It's not free, but we do offer a 30-day trial. It's written in Java, so it's cross-platform. What makes it special is that it compares the content as opposed to only the text (or just converting the pdf to an image and ...


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The operators for comparing time stamps are: [ $file1 -nt $file2 ] [ $file1 -ot $file2 ] The mnemonic is easy: 'newer than' and 'older than'.


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I usually use rsync for this task: rsync -nav --delete DIR1/ DIR2 BE VERY CAREFUL to always use the -n, aka --dry-run, option, or it will synchronize (change the contents of) the directories. This will compare files based on file modification times and sizes... I think that's what you really want, or at least you don't mind if it does that? I got the ...


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7_editions Looks like it is just a difference in licensing between Enterprise and Ultimate. Interesting to note that Vista Ultimate and Enterprise did have some actual differences in functionality (namely, no Windows Media Center or Ultimate Extras in the Enterprise edition): ...


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If you're used to Ubuntu, then use Ubuntu. Also, any distribution that's modern and up-to-date are pretty standard in what they offer. The big thing that sets them apart however, are the package managers. Red Hat based distros use RPM packages and Yum-based repositories, and Debian/Ubuntu based distros use deb packages and apt. Personally, I prefer Debian ...


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The XP mode is precisely what you said it was - for people who use old applications (or games, as it may be) that for some reason or other cannot be replaced or upgraded. Imagine an old accounting system which might still work, but have a rather costy upgrade that can't be justified to get past bookkeeping. Or where the developing company has died off, and ...


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Nothing. A single-pass wipe is effectively secure. (Don't believe it? Contact a reputable data-recovery firm and price a recovery from a true single-pass surface wipe. If you have data that someone -- anyone! -- would realistically be willing to pay the quoted price to recover, consider something more rigorous, like maybe a three-pass wipe.)


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To add to the other answer here re: Linux, Windows software can also access this information through various provided WinAPI methods/objects. One such example is Win32_ComputerSystem, which among others, has members such as: PCSystemTypeEx Data type: uint16 Access type: Read-only Type of the computer in use, such as laptop, desktop, or Tablet. ...


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You can also use Adobe Acrobat X. Its has built in PDF comparison functionality under "View -> Compare Documents.


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Similar to the ls answer but if you install tree then you can tree dir1 > out1 tree dir2 > out2 diff out1 out2


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Window management The third (green) window button is used to zoom windows. Sometimes that means maximizing it to fill the screen as you might expect. More often, it will resize the window to fit its contents, or restores it to a predefined default size. Double-clicking the title bar minimizes the window instead of maximizing it. Scrolling while holding ⌃ ...


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Well, I mean, the computer itself doesn't store any values in hexadecimal, it stores them as binary. However, we do choose to represent them as hexadecimal digits, for one main reason -- it's the easiest, most concise way to represent bytewise data: 0110 1011 becomes 6B in hex Octal would require grouping of digits into 3, which would not allow for ...


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I found a way to configure it. In Kaleidoscope itself under Kaleidoscope menu there is a link called Integration which open a configuration window for several versioning solutions. After installing ksdiff clicking on Configure button will add the following lines to your .gitconfig file. [diff] tool = Kaleidoscope [difftool "Kaleidoscope"] cmd = ...


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You're wanting to find the differences in files in two folders and merge the changes? If you're looking for a GUI utility you can use FileMerge which can be found at /Developer/Applications/Utilities/ if you have Apple's Developer Tools installed. It has some odd bugs - mostly to deal with handling file encoding. If you're looking for something faster and ...


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Wikipedia has a good comparison table of Linux distributions. Also, DistroWatch has an overview of the top ten distributions.


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Hi Yes it is possible to open any sql server from within management studio when you have the correct odbc driver to do so. Create an ODBC connection to the *.db3 file and call it something like SQLite then try this is a query window -- needs to be a system odbc connection not user EXEC sp_addlinkedserver @server = 'SQLite', -- the name you give the ...



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