Setting up a git repository

Git is a free & open source, distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.

First of all we need to install git on the remote server (lets call it The easiest way is to use yum to download and install the git software. The command is yum install git. yum will download all necessary files including dependencies if needed and … install the base git software.

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Opera: Stop loading of E-Mail, News and IM Client

Opera 10 maintains the program’s tradition of striving for the fastest, smallest, and most full-featured browser available. Opera 10 unveils an impressive number of new design elements, although some are more pretty than practical.

Opera covers the basics with tabbed browsing, mouse-over previews, a customizable search bar, advanced bookmarking tools, and e-mail and chat clients amongst many more other nifty features.

There are hundreds of Opera reviews available on the web, so this post will not focus on that.

I have been using opera for a long time, though only for browsing. And I must say that it has been a good experience. For a long time I have been looking for a method to disable the mail client and IM client from loading as I never use them. Unfortunately opera does not provide the option to disable them from the interface itself. but after some exhaustive search using google, I came across a forum post Opera-Users mailing list ( and was I not happy .. 🙂

So below is the method to disable the email, news and IM clients from Opera.

Open the opera.ini (or operaprefs.ini) file and add the below 3 lines under the [user prefs] section.

Show E-mail Client=0
Show News Client=0
Show IM Client=0

Remember to exit opera first before editing the file, or else your changes will be overwritten once the browser is closed. Once the lines have been edited, save it and open Opera. Click on tools and you will see the option `Mail and Chat Accounts` has been disabled.

Happy Browsing .. !

Thousands of Hotmail passwords leaked online

Neowin has received information regarding a possible Windows Live Hotmail “hack” or phishing scheme where password details of thousands of Hotmail accounts have been posted online. An anonymous user posted details of the accounts on October 1 at, a site commonly used by developers to share code snippets.

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Recent Documents List Doesn’t Appear in Microsoft Word, Excel, Etc.

It’s convenient to have a list of recently opened documents available when working with one of Microsoft Office’s components such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. Just open the File menu (Office button in Office 2007), select the document you want, and it opens again. But what if there’s no such list?

The problem may be in the Office component that you are using, or it may be in Windows settings that affect all recent document lists. Try the Office component first.

In Word 2003, for instance:

Click Tools, Options, then the General tab
Check the recent documents list box and set the number of recent documents to display

In Word 2007:

Click on the Office button, then on Word Options -> Advanced
Scroll down to the Display section
Set the value for `Show this number of Recent Documents`

Sometimes the option to change the number of recent documents may be unavailable, “grayed out.” In that case, Windows itself is preventing the display of a recent documents list. To see if recent documents are disabled everywhere:

Click Start, then Run
Enter regedit
Navigate to the following registry entry:


In the right-hand pane, see if there is a DWORD named “NoRecentDocsHistory”. If there is, either delete it or set its value to zero. Then close regedit and reboot.

You may want to clear all recent documents lists when you log out of Windows to prevent anyone else from seeing what you have been working on. That can be done by adding a new DWORD to the registry entry shown above.

Right-click in the right-hand window and click on New
Click on DWORD Value
Name the DWORD “ClearRecentDocsOnExit”
Click on the DWORD to set its value to zero (no clear) or one (clear on log out)
Close regedit and reboot