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As Breakthrough said, use NTFS. In both Mac OS and Linux, you can use NTFS-3G to enable read/write to an NTFS partition; on Mac OS you also need MacFuse, but that's it. These projects are free, open-source and mature. I've used this setup on a Mac and I've had no problems accessing data from an NTFS partition.


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If you're concerned about privacy, I'm not so sure about the benefits of turning to Google over Skype/Microsoft. Probably a better alternative would be using a SIP client. SIP SIP is a distributed and fully open VoIP and video and presence/chat spec "distinguished by its proponents for having roots in the IP community rather than the telecommunications ...


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You are asking the wrong question. A folder is simply a logical construct on a filesystem. A more appropriate question to ask is what filesystem/storage mechanism (which allows folders). There are probably lots of answers to this question - they will all involve encryption. A good, free, cross-platform answer is "Truecrypt". Truecrypt will allow you to ...


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TrueCrypt is cross platform. TrueCrypt currently supports the following operating systems: Windows 7 Windows 7 64-bit Windows Vista Windows Vista 64-bit Windows XP Windows XP 64-bit Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2008 64-bit Windows Server 2003 Windows Server 2003 64-bit Windows 2000 SP4 Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard ...


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From the Vim wiki: au GUIEnter * simalt ~x That'll work on Windows; I'm not sure what key combinations you'd need on Gnome/KDE.


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UDF is a candidate. It works out-of-the-box on linux >= 2.6.31, Windows >= Vista, MacOS >= 9 and on many BSDs. Note: UDF comes in different versions, which are not equally supported on all platforms, see Wikipedia - Compatibility. Related question: Using UDF on a USB flash drive


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I assume you're switching due to today's business deal between Skype and Microsoft. You aren't alone! An easy one to acquire now is Google Talk. It's quite similar to Skype, with full video calling and chat. Living in the USA, Canada, and some other countries, you can even make calls for free; there is a browser plugin directly from Gmail that will do that. ...


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You don't need Wine. There's a native Linux build of Google Chrome available @ http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel#TOC-Linux [Debian package only, for the time being ]


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The simple answer is- no. There is no lowest common denominator across these OSes aside from FAT32. By lowest common denominator, I mean built-in filesystems. For add-ons, you're on your own.


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http://xmpp.org/ aka jabber


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Dropbox would be my first pick. Free too. I've had very good results using this as a sort of portable storage from home to work to other places.


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Apparently, it's because Linux users want it that way: The reason Linux isn’t shown above is that all of the feedback we’ve received so far indicates that Linux users would be happier with a theme that uses native GTK icons in the navigation toolbar, which rules out this type of customized visual treatment.


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Look at this chart on Wikipedia and scroll down to the last table for "Supporting operating systems." This lists OS support by file system. As you can see, there is no file system that is covers all OS platforms, the closest being FAT16. FAT32 is a close 2nd, requiring 3rd party driver support for z/OS. Since you require read/write support and large ...


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Well you have two solutions. Many Linux distributions include tools for reading and writing to NTFS drives... An alternative would be to use Ext2. There is a windows utility which integrates the filesystem with the Windows operating system. I think this would be your ideal solution: It installs a pure kernel mode file system driver Ext2fs.sys, which ...


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There are a few different options. I would recommend MacPorts. There's also Fink, pkgsrc, homebrew.


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LAN only doesn't meet your requirements - but others might be interested: Simidude. I'm trying it out now and it seems to cut the mustard. It is paid software, but offers a free trial. Simidude is a cross platform network clipboard that makes it easy to transfer text, images, files or folders from one computer to another.


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In Unix, the new line character is \n and whereas in Windows it is \r\n. \r or ^M is the carriage-return character. If the file is written in an editor in windows mode, each new line character will have a carriage return character along. If you tell your editor (and if it understands) to treat the new line characters as in windows, you would not see the ^M ...


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my solution has been getmail using imap and backing up to maildir. i then backup the maildir with crashplan to a remote drive. getmail because fetchmail is buggy imap because gmail pop is slow maildir because mbox is a bad "standard" crashplan because remote backups are a good idea


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I recommend Teamviewer, since it's free (for non-commercial usage) and let's you email custom invitations Some interesting features Works behind firewalls The major difficulties in using remote control software are firewalls and blocked ports, as well as NAT routing for local IP addresses. If you use TeamViewer you don't have to worry ...


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Mount your external drives to a server with NFS and Samba.


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Download Android SDK from http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html Unzip Android SDK and move it to ~/.android On a terminal, type ~/.android/tools/android update sdk Install Android SDK Platform Tools, and an SDK Platform Android of your choice. On the Virtual Devices tab, create a new AVD. I called mine "AndroidSandbox", API Level 10, with a 2GB SD ...


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OS X has a command line environment via the terminal that is based on Darwin Unix. There is also a version of OpenOffice for OS X. Gcc will function on a Mac as well and is included in the XCode tools package. There is MacTeX, a LaTEX environment for the Mac. VLC functions just fine on a Mac. There are several torrent applications for Mac, but there is ...


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Not trivially. Although FreeType runs on all three platforms, application developers have decided to use the native font rendering engine on each platform. Making them use FreeType would require at the very least rebuilding the software to use it instead of the native font engine, assuming support for FreeType is built into the software in the first place.


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Trick with: au GUIEnter * simalt ~x depends on Windows language. For my Polish version works: au GUIEnter * simalt ~s Where s comes from Mak_s_ymalizuj. So if ~x doesn't work press ALT+SPACE to open Window menu and check shortcut for *Ma_x_imize Window* menu option.


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Yes there is. Samba or smb for short is the native file and printer sharing protocol on Windows and you can install a samba client and/or a samba server on a Linux system or Mac. Here you can find info for Mac's. Setting up Samba on Linux will vary based on distribution. Here is one. Some windows 7 and XP details here. The wikipedia article is also ...


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...as general as the question is: http://live.gnome.org/Dia a GTK+ based diagram creation program for GNU/Linux, Unix and Windows released under the GPL license.


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Sadly, FAT32 is still the only thing you can nearly always guarantee to work from any platform. There are tools for ext2 and ext3 for Windows and Mac OSX, that should be fairly stable, and there are numerous other file systems with varying levels of support, quality and stability. I am not fully familiar with FreeBSD but expect similar support to that found ...


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As Brian said, VirtualBox or VMWare should work, if you want to install a Windows VM on the client's machine. Parallels is also popular on the mac and there's a slight chance the client may have it already. Another option would be to use a remote tool such as gotomypc to connect to a windows machine running the software.


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As per the Apple Support Technote, Pages for iPad does support export to Microsoft Word 97 or later. Opening the Pages documents directly, though, is an unlikely proposition. This MacWorld article outlines the limitations of editing MS Word documents on the iPad.


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The best way if you're concerned about cross-plataform is using :set lines=999 columns=999. I've found it in Vim's Wiki, wasn't so satisfied about it, buy if cross-plataform is a must, them this the solution.



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