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Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” Cinnamon Released Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, December 01 2014 @ 04:03 AM EST
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There is a new long term support release of Linux Mint, a distribution based on and compatible with Ubuntu, which is shipped with integrated proprietary or patented media codecs.

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Add rich modeling functionality to your product: Embed MetaEdit+ Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, December 01 2014 @ 03:12 AM EST
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MetaCase ( has released an embeddable version of its modeling and code generation tool, MetaEdit+®. Now companies can add top class modeling support to their products for a fraction of the time and cost of previous approaches.

By providing an intuitive graphical modeling interface to their tool, companies can get customers who could never be reached with a traditional GUI or textual language. Users appreciate a graphical language that shows things in the familiar symbols and vocabulary of their domain, with no need to map what is in their heads to an unrelated language. Domain-specific constraints ensure validity and give intelligent feedback.

Creating such intuitive tooling used to be a massive project, but MetaEdit+ changes that. An independent study ( by Eclipse committers found modeling languages were implemented 10–50 times faster with MetaEdit+ than with other commercial and open source tools. Industrial experience agrees: Conformiq integrated MetaEdit+ as the modeling front end for their automated test design tool, and CTO Dr. Stephan Schulz says, “MetaEdit+ is a great tool — a powerful and flexible environment where it is easy to create your own modeling languages and editors.”

The resulting tooling runs on all major platforms, Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. Embedding MetaEdit+ into a product is made easy with example code in a range of languages and full plug-ins for Visual Studio and Eclipse. The embedded UI adapts to the company’s modeling language and branding, with a wide variety of user interface customizations and tool integration mechanisms possible.

Companies have embedded MetaEdit+ in products covering a wide variety of areas, such as early phase analysis, software development, testing and deployment. The partner program provides support for the initial language and generator development and tool integration, and offers services for end-user training and support. Using mature, reliable modeling tooling lets companies concentrate on their core business, as Conformiq found: “We’ve had it in production for a year, and there has not been much at all in terms of errors or need for support. The need for training has been absolutely minimal, even for people with no previous exposure to modeling. Users find it easy to use, and feel like it is part of our product.”

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4 Cutting Edge Web Browsers Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, November 27 2014 @ 03:34 PM EST
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The usage share of web browsers is dominated by a few mature applications. Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Opera account for around 95% of all desktop web browsing activity. However, there are a myriad of other web browsers that are worth investigating.

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Five Magnificent Linux Music Streaming Clients Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, November 16 2014 @ 06:16 AM EST
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Digital streams almost totally command my music listening these days. Over the years I have amassed a large collection of CDs at considerable expense; most of them now sit neglected gathering dust. Almost all music streaming services fall short of the audio quality of CDs, but their popularity has more to do with sheer convenience than high-fidelity sound reproduction.

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Enjoy a TV-like Experience with these Awesome YouTube Tools Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, November 09 2014 @ 05:35 AM EST
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Although some parents might disagree, YouTube is one of the shining lights of the internet. According to a recent survey of 1,500 American teenagers commissioned by Variety, the top five most influential celebrities are YouTube stars, with mainstream celebs eclipsed.

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Excellent e-book Tools Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, November 02 2014 @ 02:12 PM EST
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E-reading is certainly on the rise, with "screen culture" taking a firm hold in modern culture. Nowadays, the question is not what to read but how - on paper, tablet, e-reader, or even on a phone. Considering the size of the screen of some phones, the latter does not seem that absurd.

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Handy Disk Image Tools Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, October 26 2014 @ 02:37 PM EST
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There are a number of different ways of mounting an ISO image under Linux. The venerable mount command offers an easy solution. But if you need tools that offer more functionality for working with disk images, try some of the following excellent open source tools.

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Nifty Free Image Viewers Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, October 19 2014 @ 02:54 PM EDT
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One of my favorite adages is "A picture is worth a thousand words". It refers to the notion that a still image can convey a complex idea. Images can portray a lot of information quickly and more efficiently than text. They capture memories, and never let you forget something you want to remember, and refresh it in your memory.

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Compact Text Editors Great for Remote Editing and Much More Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, October 12 2014 @ 10:32 AM EDT
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All of these text editors are console based applications which make them ideal for editing files on remote machines. Textadept also provides a graphical user interface, but remains fast and minimalist.

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Excellent Subtitle Editors Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, October 05 2014 @ 12:29 PM EDT
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A subtitle editor is a type of computer software that lets users create and edit subtitles. These subtitles are superimposed over, and synchronized with, video. Subtitles can literally make the difference between being immersed in a movie or only watching the screen, trying to keep up with developments. Good subtitling does not distract but actually enhances viewing pleasure, and even native speakers can find subtitles useful, not only where the individual is hearing-impaired.

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