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compatibility mode

[kəm‚pad·ə′bil·əd·ē ‚mōd]
(computer science)
A feature of a computer or operating system that enables it to run programs written for another system.

compatibility mode

A feature of a computer or operating system that allows it to run programs written for a different system. Programs often run slower in compatibility mode. See emulator.
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SSH Tectia Client and Server now incorporate a compatibility mode for OpenSSH SCP, which still uses the old Secure Shell version 1 (SSH1).
Add a compatibility mode in Preference for handling special files.
Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) Compatibility mode leverages the data protection of VSS with the performance and reliability benefits of defragmenting.
The articles range from beginner tutorials, such as how to install common peripherals, to pieces for the more serious gamer, such as overviews of surround sound and how to use the compatibility mode to play older games in a gamer's library.
The Agilent 34410A offers a robust Agilent 34401A compatibility mode to help customers upgrade without having to modify their test code.
We've maintained backward compatibility for customers using the T508+ in AIM(TM) compatibility mode," noted Barry Krueger, T508+ Product Manager.
A DC90XP compatibility mode runs existing test programs created for the FLEX platform's DC90 high power instrument without modification.
In this ManageWise release, Pure IP segments and networks are supported natively, eliminating the need for NetWare(R)'s IPX compatibility mode.
The L4411A features a compatibility mode, requiring little-to-no code change to upgrade a test system with next-generation capabilities.
0 also includes a backward compatibility mode that will enable customers' existing applications to operate with next generation BOSTON fax and voice platforms.
A backward compatibility mode to pure QDR will be maintained so that vendors and customers with QDR products already in the field may continue to develop to them.
Xircom CreditCard Ethernet IIps adapters are the only PC Card adapters to offer users a dual compatibility mode.

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