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Latest Release

A knife is only useful so long as it remains sharp. Galileo is an innovative and ever evolving piece of software which should be kept up-to-date.
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Getting Started

Designed with simplicity and efficiency in mind, Galileo’s workflow is built from the ground up with educators in mind. Here’s how to get started with this revolutionary tool.
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Windows Installation

Installation of Galileo on a Windows based machines utilizes a MSI based scriptable installer.
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macOS Installation

Installation of Galileo on a macOS based machines utilizes a PKG based scriptable installer.
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Unsigned Packages

During the early development of Galileo many of the decisions were made based on the idea of keeping the initial financial investment on our end to a minimum. One of the items that was cut from the budget was digitally signing our code.
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Activation Limit

Understanding the way our activations system works will save you headaches when, and if you upgrade your computer(s).
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Supported File Formats

There are thousands of file formats out there in the world today. We have prioritized our support based on the frequency of use in the academic space. Here is a comprehensive list of the file types we support and what checks can be ran against them.
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Compressed Files

Some learning management systems allow educators to download submissions as a compressed file for portability. When Galileo comes across a compressed file when its processing a target directory it can do one of two things.
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Moving Files Failed

In an attempt to being a good citizen on your operating system, whenever Galileo comes across a file or path that contains a bad character it tries to fix it for you. Sometimes, it is not possible, and you will see a warning about a file not being moved/renamed and ignored.
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Galileo 2018.1

The first release of Galileo for public consumption. After a month of turning what was an internal tool into a commercially viable product, it is time to get Galileo into the hands of educators worldwide.
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Meta Creator Check

Contained within some files is a record of who originally created the file, be it the platform username, or a more detailed name available to the originating software.
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Meta Date Created Check

Contained within some files is a record of when it was originally created.
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Meta Date Last Printed Check

Contained within some files is a record of when it was last printed. While not reliable, it does provide a cross check between submissions.
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Meta Date Modified Check

Contained within some files is a record of when it was last modified.
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Meta Last Modified By Check

Contained within some files is a record of who last modified the file, specifically a username or a more detailed name available to the originating software.
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Content Hash Check

When Galileo reads in a file it takes the entirety of the content and creates a hash identifier for it which can be quickly compared to determine if content is a direct copy of another submission.
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Content Similarity Check

The evaluation of a submission’s content is the most critical and time consuming portion of the entire process Galileo undertakes.
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Submission Evaluators

A convenient quick list of all checks available to Galileo.
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Transparent Pricing

A major factor in the creation of Galileo was the difficulty of finding a clear and comprehensive explanation of pricing models used by its competitors. That’s not how we play this game. We provide a complete and transparent breakdown of our pricing model, as well as some of the contributing factors.
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Refund Policy

You can request a refund of your Galileo purchase for up to 30 days from the date of purchase, so long as you have not activated any instances with your product key.
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Origin Story

Every super hero has an origin story, why can't an application have one too?
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Key Recovery

You've lost your key? Oh noes!
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Competitors

Galileo was created for educators, without a thought of the competition. It was originally an internal tool developed for a family member. It emerged from it’s shell and grew into something much more when a market assessment determined that educators’ needs were not being met by the competition. An alternative was born.
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File Name Check

The submission’s file name can indicate possible infractions against academic integrity policies.
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Command Line Options

There are a few command line options we have included that will make the lives of system administrators all that much better. When they read this article, we expect a smile to appear on their face.
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Network Files

A word of caution to educators storing and accessing files on network drives. While an entirely acceptable means of storing submissions, there is a potential bottleneck based on the performance of your network infrastructure.
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License

Operation of Galileo implies acceptance of the terms and conditions set forth in the license agreement.
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Report Generation

If the size of the generated reports is of concern, you can disable the inclusion of bundled assets. That way the report will instead reference external assets.
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Report Overview

The generated submission report is the output from Galileo’s processing of the target files. It contains the details of all evaluated checks and flags raised in a easy to read manner.
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Process Options

A categorized list of the process options all in one place for your convenience.
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Parallelism

Built to utilize resources as effectively as possible, we quickly realized that Galileo also needed a throttle to control how much computational power it absorbs.
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Aren't You Game Developers?

Yes, we are! In our experience, game developers are some of the brightest and most awesome individuals you will ever meet. In a field where optimizing code to shave a few milliseconds off of frame time matters; any project backed by that caliber of developer is going to stand out.
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Why The Price Difference?

As seen in our transparent pricing article, we breakdown the different contributing factors to the pricing of Galileo. This transparency has led to some questions regarding our competitors models. Here are our opinions, albeit biased.
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Preferences Overview

The Preferences section contains program-wide configuration settings for Galileo.
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Galileo 2018.1.1

Our first mid product cycle patch release for Galileo brings to the table support for more file formats and a bunch of user experience improvements.
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Temp Folder

During the course of operation, Galileo utilizes a small temporary folder on your local storage to maintain application level logs as well as a place to store relevant license files.
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CLR20r3

While you might have an older version of the .NET Framework installed, it isn't up to the challenge of running Galileo.

Important Articles

2018-05-11Latest Release
A knife is only useful so long as it remains sharp. Galileo is an innovative and ever evolving piece of software which should be kept up-to-date.
2018-04-23Getting Started
Designed with simplicity and efficiency in mind, Galileo’s workflow is built from the ground up with educators in mind. Here’s how to get started with this revolutionary tool.

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