Microsoft WorldWide Telescope (WWT for short) is a free and open-source virtual, visualized digital planetarium project (including application, data and cloud services) for both web browser (based on HTML5 and WebGL) and Windows desktop. It was originally created by Microsoft Research in 2002, and is now managed by the American Astronomical Society, and supported by grants from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and National Science Foundation.
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Parallels Desktop for Mac is an extremely excellent virtual machine software running on Mac OS – proven, trusted and widely praised. It allows users to easily, seamlessly run Windows, Linux and other operating systems or applications at the same time under Mac OS X, saving the users’ trouble of repeatedly rebooting the computer in order to switch between different OS.
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By modifying the environment variables of system or software to save a variety of commonly used temporary folders (Temp, IE Cache, Download folder, for example) to the virtual hard disk (RAM drive), we can effectively improve the file reading/writing speed and software running speed. And in fact, it can also reduce the reading/writing times of physical disk so as to prolong its service life to some extent.
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QEMU (short for Quick Emulator) is a free and open-source processor emulator widely used on GNU/Linux platform, written by Fabrice Bellard from France. It primarily converts the binary code written for a specific processor to another through a special ‘recompiler’, so as to realize the OS virtualization.
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Xpadder is a tool utilizing game controller to simulate keyboard keystrokes and mouse movements & button actions, its basic functions are similar to JoyToKey. Although just a tiny app with file size less than 1 MB, its advanced features are extremely powerful. Continue reading [v2015.01.01] Xpadder – Use gamepad to simulate keyboard & mouse
JoyToKey (AKA: Joy2Key) is a keyboard/mouse-to-game controllers (i.e.: joystick/joypad) input emulating/mapping tiny app from Japan. With this tool’s help, we can operate many Windows software (especially play all kinds of online/offline games that originally does not support gamepad control at all) using our favorite game handles in hand.
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Wine (AKA: WineHQ, originally short for “Wine Is Not an Emulator”, another bad name for software) is a free and open-source tool designed for running more and more Windows apps on multiple Unix-like (i.e.: POSIX-compliant) operating systems by calling DLL (like Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris and Mac OS X). It’s first launched by Bob Amstadt in 1993.
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