Concerning one computer system or software implementations' ability to work interactively with another, dissimilar computer system or software application

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Does the Microsoft Intellipoint software work with Mountain Lion?

I've been using the Microsoft Intellipoint software with Leopard, Snow Leopard, and currently Lion, to provide mouse cursor movement that feels a lot more like Windows. Has anybody tried installing ...
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Install older OS X on latest Mac Mini

I need Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) in order to work with some legacy software and I want to buy new Mac Mini computer. Is it possible to install this OS on a new Mac Mini or it's not compatible ...
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Old scanner compatibility with Yosemite?

I have an old scanner a UMAX Astra 6400 which I can't get my newly upgraded Yosemite system to register. I'm using the FireWire 400 interface and the scanner is powering on correctly. I think it ...
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Will a Microsoft Office Add-In developed in Visual Studio work for both a Windows and Mac ( osx ) versions of Ms Office?

I want to develop a Microsoft Office Word Add-In for Mac Users. I would like to know if we create it using Visual Studios in windows will it be compatible with the Mac version of office or is there a ...
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Compatibility issues when running Linux on Mac Pro (late 2013)

Are there any unresolved compatibility issues (like SSD, Thunderbolt 2, Gigabit ethernet, etc...) when running Linux natively on the Mac Pro cylinder (late 2013)? Here Ubuntu has a community guide on ...
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Will iOS7 apps run fine on iPhone 4?

Some apps like Evernote and Superevent require iOS7, and have been "optimized" for iPhone 5 and above. Will such apps work fine an iPhone 4 that has been upgraded to iOS7.1? On a forum I heard that ...
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Transferring word documents from windows to mac

i have trouble with office documents. when i save it on windows everything looks fine but if i open the same file on a mac everything is a mess. the tables, spaces, pages all look messed up. (and vice ...
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OSX 10.X App Compatibility Legality - Parallels [closed]

I've been a very long time Windows user and software engineer and last year I bought my first MacBook Pro. One of the issues I've been genuinely shocked by is the questions around application ...
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What's the best NAS for home usage with Macs?

Please share your experiences and reviews about NAS (Network-Attached Storage) below. In particular, rate their compatibility with Macs, OS X, iTunes, Time Machine, AppleTV, and other Apple-specific ...
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Internal SSD compatible?

Since I was not able to find it out does anyone of you know if the following INTERNAL SSD will be compatible with my MacMini Late 2012 (the cheaper one)? Internal SSD from BestBuy Thanks :)
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Find Windows incompatible file / folder names

Is it possible to detect files / folders that are incompatible with Windows in Mac? We are uploading all our files to Dropbox (from Mac) and we have found that folders with names like "< 2014" ...
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ATI Radeon X1900XT Mac Pro 1.1 Compatibility

I've recently picked up a ATI Radeon X1900XT card that I was told would work with my Mac Pro (original 1.1 version). However when I plugged the card into my pci port and turned the system on, the ...
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How can I run Warcraft III (a PowerPC app) on OS X Mountain Lion?

When I tried to install Warcraft III I got this nice message that says: You can’t open the application “Installer.app” because PowerPC applications are no longer supported. So what's the best ...
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What machines will OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) run on?

Has Apple announced which specific models of Macs will OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) run on and if so, what are they?
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Linux' `ps f` (tree view) equivalent on OSX?

How can I get a tree view like the one below on OSX? vartec@some_server:~$ ps xf PID TTY STAT TIME COMMAND 11519 ? S 0:00 sshd: vartec@pts/0 11520 pts/0 Ss 0:00 \_ -bash ...
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Why do PDF forms/annotations filled in using Preview.app appear blank to Windows/Adobe users?

If I fill out a PDF form using Preview.app on Mac OS X, and email it to a Windows user, it appears to be blank when they open it in Acrobat. The same applies to some (most?) annotations. How can I ...
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How do you install a graphics card on mac pro 1,1?

Howdo you install a Radeon 6000 series graphics card on mac pro 1,1?
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Temperature logger compatible with Mac?

I'd like to measure the temperature in my fridge over a few days and graph the results, since I think the fridge may be starting to fail. So I'm looking for a cheap device which can run independently ...
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Bose QuietComfort 15 inline Microphone and mid-2011 Macbook Air

The BOSE headphones come with a cable that has a remote/microphone. The BOSE website and even the box says: The QuietComfort 15 inline remote and microphone cable is compatible with iPod nano ...
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Which versions of Adobe Creative Suite will work with Mavericks?

I own Adobe CS4, which works perfectly with Mountain Lion. I would like to upgrade to Mavericks, but I'm not sure if CS4 is still supported. Thus my question: Which versions of Adobe Creative Suite ...
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What's a good IE tester for Macs?

I just moved to the Mac after years and permanently moved my PC out of my life at home. I am a graphic designer who builds web pages. I code pure XHTML pages with div layouts. But whenever you keep to ...
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Can you override a Mac app's OS X version compatibility checking?

I am wanting to use this app in Mavericks, but the following message pops up when trying to run it, '...[App] is not compatible with Mac OS X 10.9.1': I am thinking that the app will work just ...
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Is Mavericks available to a 13-inch Late 2007 MacBook, despite everything?

Apple makes it quite clear to which models Mavericks is available. So, I have a 13-inch Late 2007 MacBook (not-Pro, running 10.7.5), which shouldn't be supported. But when I open App Store, ...
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Build Mavericks-Compatible NAS for Scheduled, Wireless, Bootable Backups and Storing & Accessing Media across Local Devices

I have an early 2011 MacBook Pro running Mavericks (10.9.1) and an early 2008 MacBook Pro running 10.8.5. I want to build an NAS that allows me to wirelessly and automatically backup both machines ...
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Installing older version of an app using iTunes [duplicate]

I'm trying to install iBooks on an iPod touch running with iOS6. (This question applies to other apps as well.) Unfortunately, I currently do not have wifi access, and thus cannot use the "App Store" ...
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Has anyone working Parallel 7 on Mavericks?

I am using Parallels 7. And I was not going to upgrade to Mavericks because I don't have any money now :( But surprisingly, Mavericks is free!!! And this made me to think about upgrade... The only ...
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OS X Mavericks App Compatibility?

Is there an efficient, quick way to check whether an OS X App is compatible with 10.9 Mavericks (rather than tediously going to each application developer's website) ?
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How do I view .wtv files in OS X?

I have a Windows 7 Media Center machine for our family's DVR. It creates recorded TV files in a .wtv format (used to be .ms-dvr in the Vista days). We have a laptop running Lion that I'd like to ...
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New HD - Mid 2007 MacBook - Wrong OS Disk

I am trying to install a new hard drive in a MacBook from mid-2007. (Original question re: drive replacement here) I have managed to install the physical drive, and format it ready for the ...
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Is Windows 8 fully compatible with latest Macbook Air 13"?

I am planning the next laptop and I really like the Macbook Air 13" hardware, looks, and weight. On the other hand, for certain reasons I need Windows, so in case I stick with buying MBA13" I am going ...
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Where can I find a projector case which is compatible with the iphone 5?

I've managed to locate numerous cases which are what I'm looking for but none are available for the Iphone 5 model. I have an adapter cord but obviously that defeats the purpose of having the device ...
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Problems installing Ruby versions via RVM in Mountain Lion

So I recently joined the Mac world and bought a MacBook - which I love, by the way. I'm having some trouble getting all my dev tools up setup properly and am not quite 100% familiar with the ...
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iPhone 5: Does the Wahoo Key work with the Classic-to-Lightning adapter?

I have a Wahoo Fisica Key I use for sports. It’s is a small dongle that enables sports apps to connect to heart rate monitors, pedometers, etc. It goes into my iPhone 4 classic iPhone ...
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Is their a file system that can read/write mac and win and do time machine?

Is their a file system that can read/write mac and win and do time machine? I know that OS X can write to NTFS with the correct software installed, but Time Machine usually insists on formatting ...
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Automator-generated apps - Backwards compatibility

In my experience apps created with automator on Mountain Lion don't work on a Snow Leopard machine. The opposite isn't true though: apps created with automator on Snow Leopard do work on a Mountain ...
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Running a Win XP scanner driver on CrossOver

I have a MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard. I own a scanner that was discontinued a couple of years ago (a Mustek A3 USB), and that comes only with drivers for Windows XP, Vista, and Mac OS 9. I am ...
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How can I get my headphones to work with my iPhone?

Am I doing something wrong, or do 1st generation iPhones require particular headphones? My white iPod headphones work, but most of my other ones wont fit? Is the standard solution to purchase an ...
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Is it possible to run Snow Leopard on a LATE 2011 MacBook Pro?

I want to buy a new MacBook Pro, from Apple. However I want to run Snow Leopard instead of Lion. I did some Google searches and found a few success stories of people who got SL to run on their ...
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Retina compatible Word Processor?

Microsoft Office for Mac does not have Retina support, which is a pain to look at while working on documents. Is there a similar application that delivers the same efficiency and experience as ...
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Are Logic Pro 8 projects working in Logic Pro 9?

I'm doing some software tests in my company and one question is wether old files can be opened in new programms. According to my google-fu it is possible to open Logic Pro 9 projects in LP 8, but is ...
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Where can I get a list of apps that are compatible/incompatible with Mountain Lion

Where can I get a list of apps so that I can check if my software is compatible or incompatible with Mountain Lion, so I know before I upgrade.
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Which Macs cannot upgrade to Mountain Lion?

As everyone already know, Mountain Lion was released today. I am eager to get my Mac ready for Mountain Lion, but I know that a number of Macs do not support Mountain Lion. Is there a list of Macs ...
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Does Inkscape work properly with large files on Mac OS?

I am not a Mac user yet, but I am used to working with Inkscape on Linux platforms. I use Inkscape to create website mockups and sometimes the files are big and require a lot of RAM. I would like to ...
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What OS X app can I use for wireframing?

I'm looking for something to replace Visio on a Mac. I am getting tired of using VMware because it's too slow on my computer and was wondering if there's anything out there I can use to wireframe ...
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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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Are OS X and PureDarwin binary-compatible

Are OS X and PureDarwin binary-compatible? Can I run simple non-GUI app compiled for OS X on PureDarwin (or vice-versa)? (Darwin is the Open Source operating system from Apple that forms the basis ...
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Word for Mac - Equations

I am finally making the switch from Windows to Mac and one big impediment/irritant is in the switch from Word for Windows to Word for Mac. I do a lot of mathematical work and have a large number of ...
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Can I daisy chain multiple displays with Thunderbolt? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Thunderbolt support chaining multiple monitors to a MacBook Pro? This question is a follow up to this question I found on this site. If I have a monitor that ...
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Mini display port cable and Thunderbolt cable compatibility

I need to run a Mini DisplayPort cable from a last generation Xserve to a circa late 2010 iMac so I can directly share the iMac's display while I set up the Xserve. Apple no longer carries Mini ...
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Any side-effects when sharing a Time Machine backup disk between Lion and Snow Leopard?

Is there anything to consider if I want to share a Time Machine backup drive between a Lion machine and a Snow Leopard machine (a USB drive that I would be rotating between the two computers)? ...