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How to create document centric apps with concurrent tasks on Android Lollipop

1 hour 40 min ago
Android L introduced a great new feature: the ability for a single app to have multiple tasks available on the 'Recent Apps' list. This is called Document Centric apps (Concurrent Tasks). In fact, this feature is a rather significant change in multitasking model in Android L, where focus has been shifted from traditional app-centric multitasking […]Continue reading...The post How to create document centric apps with concurrent tasks on Android Lollipop appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to use RecyclerView and CardView on Android Lollipop How to create activity transition animations on Android Lollipop

Opera 30 Web Browser Will Introduce a Real, Powerful Tab Cycler

2 hours 37 min ago
Opera Software, through Aneta Reluga, has announced on the last day of March 2015, that new updates for the Opera 29 Beta and Opera Developer 30 web browsers are available for download and testing, bringing several new features and various improvements.

How to Install ONLYOFFICE on RedHat Linux (RHEL) and CentOS

3 hours 35 min ago
ONLYOFFICE is a free, open source software that enables teams to manage projects, customer relations and documents in one place. Though Ubuntu is the most well-known Linux distribution, we don't want other distributions users to feel left out in the cold. This guide will show what steps to take to install ONLYOFFICE collaborative system on Red Hat/CentOS.

Linux Lite 2.4 Screenshot Tour

4 hours 32 min ago
With the release of Linux Lite 2.4 Final, we continue to evolve into a fully featured, light weight free operating system. Major announcement - there is now an upgrade path on Linux Lite from within the LTS series for each release, update your current install from now until April 2016 with one click, see below for details on this. There are enhancements to Lite Software, Install Updates, Lite Tweaks and Network Share Settings. Bountysource has been a major factor in our ability to enhance our software. By paying developers to help improve our software, we improve the quality and usability of our applications. Disk encryption and LVM is now supported - see below for details. There is added support for exFAT, Android MTPFS, VPN connections and NTP to name a few. You get the latest Whisker Menu, there's a new default Terminal theme, and the Windows (Super) key now opens the Menu.

High-Performance Computing

5 hours 29 min ago
My Pebble watch has several orders of magnitude more power than the mainframe computers used by NASA to land astronauts on the moon and then get them back safely. In fact, at the time, the six-megabyte program IBM developed to monitor the astronaut's biometric and environmental data was the most complex software ever written!

Linux in the Old Homestead

6 hours 26 min ago
My darling daughter Mimi, who had installed Debian when she was 9 (with her proud father watching over her shoulder), had been an Ubuntu user for years. We’ll get to why that was OK with her Dad in a minute. Unity, of course, changed everything: She hated it as much as her father did (and does), and she switched to Linux Mint, which she had been using for the last several years.

Linux Mint: No Plans to Drop Ubuntu as Base for Popular Desktop Linux OS

7 hours 23 min ago
Linux Mint, the popular open source operating system, will continue to use Canonical's Ubuntu as the basis for its flagship Linux distribution for the foreseeable future.

Linux Lite 2.4 Screencast

8 hours 21 min ago
With the release of Linux Lite 2.4 Final, we continue to evolve into a fully featured, light weight free operating system. Major announcement - there is now an upgrade path on Linux Lite from within the LTS series for each release, update your current install from now until April 2016 with one click, see below for details on this. There are enhancements to Lite Software, Install Updates, Lite Tweaks and Network Share Settings. Bountysource has been a major factor in our ability to enhance our software. By paying developers to help improve our software, we improve the quality and usability of our applications. Disk Encryption and LVM is now supported - see below for details. There is added support for exFAT, Android MTPFS, VPN connections and NTP to name a few. You get the latest Whisker Menu, there's a new default Terminal theme, and the Windows (Super) key now opens the Menu.

The Tears of a Linux Clown

9 hours 18 min ago
To a kid who already has an aptitude or interest in computer science, this opens a whole new world of opportunity for her. She steps not only into a career of her choice, she steps into a community of millions of free software programmers and users. She has her eyes opened to the concept of community and purpose…and the reality that she can make a difference as well as a paycheck.

CentOS 7.1-1503 Screenshot Tour

10 hours 15 min ago
We would like to announce the general availability of CentOS Linux 7 (1503) for 64-bit x86-compatible machines. This is the second major release for CentOS 7 and is tagged as 1503. This build is derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1. This merges in all base, updates, and CR (continuous release) components released in the month of March 2015. If you have been using the CR repositories on your previous CentOS Linux 7 install, you already have all the components used to compose this new release. This release supersedes all previously released content for CentOS Linux 7, and therefore we highly encourage all users to upgrade their machines. Information on different upgrade strategies and how to handle stale content is included in the release notes.

Why open source and enterprise users are natural allies

11 hours 12 min ago
Open source software and enterprise users are natural allies. For example, at HotWax Systems, enterprise users are our focus customers, and open source software is at the core of the capabilities we deliver.read more

Firefox 37 released

12 hours 9 min ago
In today's open source roundup: Firefox 37 is out. Plus: Debian 8 Jesse release date announced, and mass confusion ensues when Reddit reverses the Android and Apple subreddits.

Linux Lite 2.4 Officially Released with Support for Microsoft’s exFAT File System - Screenshot Tour

13 hours 6 min ago
Jerry Bezencon had the pleasure of announcing on March 31 the immediate availability for download and testing of the final release of his Linux Lite 2.4 computer operating system based on an LTS (Long Term Support) version of the Ubuntu Linux distribution. The new Linux Lite 2.4 come with a great number of features that we’ve listed below for your viewing pleasure.

How Moodle is driven by user and community feedback

14 hours 4 min ago
Moodle is a well-established, highly flexible open source learning platform, having grown from small beginnings at the start of the century into the mainstream solution for millions of people worldwide. Its customizable and secure learning management features allow anyone to create a private website filled with dynamic courses in any subject that promote learning on a schedule that suits students.read more

Microsoft Admits It's Been Using a Modified Linux Kernel for Years

15 hours 1 min ago
Microsoft made a surprising announcement yesterday when they said that they would increase their contributions to the Linux kernel. The company admitted that it's been using a heavily modified Linux kernel for years, although it's a very old version.

How to install Reader Self RSS on a CentOS 7 VPS

15 hours 58 min ago
Reader Self is self hosted RSS reader written in PHP. It is a good replacement for the popular Google Reader.

Firefox 37 Debuts With Opportunistic Encryption, Security Fixes

16 hours 55 min ago
"Opportunistic encryption is meant to improve the transport properties of legacy HTTP resources that would otherwise be carried in clear text," Patrick McManus, platform engineer at Mozilla, told eWEEK. "Any TLS [Transport Layer Security] certificate, including self-signed ones, may be used with opportunistic encryption because it does not enforce authentication. Servers must run either HTTP/2 or SPDY/3.1."

Latest CentOS 7 Update Brings Support for Intel Broadwell, AMD Hawaii, and Btrfs

17 hours 52 min ago
The CentOS development team, through Karanbir Singh, has announced that a new build for the stable CentOS 7 Linux operating system is available for download and update.

SBC runs Linux on new quad-core Cortex-A9 SoC

18 hours 50 min ago
Actions Technology released a quad-core Cortex-A9 “S500″ SoC, along with an “ActDuino S500″ SBC based on it, plus support for Android 5.0 and Linux. Actions Technology, a subsidiary of Chinese fabless chipmaker Actions Semiconductor, is aiming its new S500 system-on-chip and ActDuino S500 SBC “open source reference design platform” at digital signage, kiosks, Android netbooks, […]

Tails 1.3.2 Anonymous Live CD Now Uses Tor Browser 4.0.6, Based on Firefox 31.6.0 ESR

19 hours 47 min ago
The famous Tails amnesic incognito Live CD operating system that has been used by Edward Snowden to stay invisible online and browse websites anonymously, has been updated on March 30 to version 1.3.2 with a number of improvements and security fixes.

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