How to View bash shell history and Change bash history file size in Ubuntu

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. How to View bash shell history and Change bash history file size in Ubuntu The Bash shell is the default shell environment in most Linux distributions, including all flavours of Debian. One default feature of the Bash shell is to record a history of all the commands entered by [...]

BAR – Backup application

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. BAR – Backup application What is BAR? From application author BAR is backup archiver program. I developed this program after I could not find a simple to use archiver program to create compressed and encrypted archives of my files which can be stored on a cd or dvd. While [...]

4 Useful Extensions to Improve Firefox Memory Usage

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. 4 Useful Extensions to Improve Firefox Memory Usage It is a known fact that Firefox is a memory monster. It consumes your memory like there is no tomorrow. Load up a few tabs and it starts to slow down (or even crash). This is also the main reason why [...]

Basket – A Multi-Purpose Note Pad For KDE

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. Basket – A Multi-Purpose Note Pad For KDE Basket Note Pads is a multipurpose note-taking application for KDE. Business people can use it to keep track of important tasks and notes. Writers can use it to organize their thoughts. Students can use it for note taking. And generally anyone [...]

BSD Operating Systems. August issue is here!

August issue is here! I am happy to introduce you August issue. This time we will be mentioning Windows, Ubuntu in our magazine, but surely it will be more than connected to BSD. Get yourself a copy and let us know if it was usefull and interesting. We also have modified and have another survey […]

Tenth Annual Debian Developer Conference about to start

Tenth Annual Debian Developer Conference about to start The Debian Project, the team behind the free Debian GNU/Linux operating system, would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming Debian Conference which will take place from August 1 to 7, 2010, at New York City’s Columbia University in cooperation with the Columbia Computer Science […]

Wine release 1.3.0

The Wine development release 1.3.0 is now available. What’s new in this release (see below for details): – Beginnings of a user interface for the builtin Internet Explorer. – Support for cross-process OLE drag & drop. – New builtin wscript.exe (Windows Script Host) program. – Open/save dialogs remember the last used directory. – Translation updates. […]

WordPress 3.0.1

After nearly 11 million downloads of WordPress 3.0 in just 42 days, we’re releasing WordPress 3.0.1. The requisite haiku: Three dot oh dot one Bug fixes to make you smile Update your WordPress This maintenance release addresses about 50 minor issues. The testing many of you contributed prior to the release of 3.0 helped make […]

Europe’s Tender Words About FOSS

There’s no denying that everyone needs a little love from time to time, but for those of us in the FOSS community, that need can be particularly acute. After all, rarely a week goes by without some affront from those we had hoped were our friends. Case in point? Dell. First, it was the disappearing […]

Oracle shuts down open source test servers

Oracle has shut down servers Sun Microsystems was contributing to the build farm for open source database software, PostgreSQL, forcing enthusiasts to scramble to find new hosts to test updates to their software on the Solaris operating system. PostgreSQL is an open source database used by the likes of Yahoo, Skype and MySpace and is […]

10 years on: free software wins, but you have nowhere to install it

I am typing this as I am finally connected in shell to my Android phone. The prompt reminds me that it’s based on the Linux kernel (it’s free), the Dalvik virtual machine (it’s free), and free libraries. Millions of Android devices are shipped every day, each one is a Linux system. Today, it’s phone. Soon, […]

MantisBT 1.2.2 Released

Howdy all, MantisBT 1.2.2 is a security update for the stable 1.2.x branch. All installations that are currently running any 1.2.x version are advised to upgrade to this release. Issue #11952 covers a security fix to the display of inline attachments, where “Arbitrary inline attachment rendering could lead to cross-domain scripting or other browser attacks”. […]

Open source startup takes over OpenSSO

A Norwegian startup is assuming responsibility for maintaining an open source web authentication technology originally developed by Sun Microsystems, and seemingly neglected by Oracle, which purchased Sun in January. The company, ForgeRock, has released a new version of Sun’s Open Single Sign On (OpenSSO) Enterprise software, called OpenAM, that adheres to the OpenSSO roadmap established […]

Are You Expecting? Your Boss Should Know

If there’s a push for labor-saving ideas at your workplace, here’s one for you: Expect. Expect is a simple scripting language that allows you to initiate interactive command line sessions in an automated fashion. For example, if you want to setup a script to login to a remote system, gather some files and then disconnect […]

Military Adoption of Open-Source Software May Increase Flexibility and Lower Cost

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are helping the U.S. military analyze and develop the advantages of open-source software — programs that make their source code open to others so it can be changed and improved. Bringing many minds to bear on a given program can lead to software that is both high quality […]

GNOME 3 not ready yet, release pushed back to 2011

The developers behind the GNOME project have gathered in the Netherlands this week for the annual GUADEC conference. During a meeting that took place at the event, the GNOME release team made the difficult decision to delay the launch of GNOME 3, the next major version of the popular open source desktop environment. The new […]

Zen Cart v1.3.9e — Released!

Download available here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/zencart/files/ Updates include: Fix broken whos-online cart display Added removal for “%” symbols in product names when submitting details to PayPal for rare cases where it could cause a transmission error Improve search-query syntax to work better when large numbers of subcats are involved Fix issues related to incorrectly-URLencoded NOTIFYURL and RETURNURL […]

Joomla 1.6 Beta 6 Now Available

The Joomla Project is proud to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 1.6 beta 6 (download). IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a beta version and is not intended to run any type of production site. It is intended to be used for evaluation purposes only. Since the Joomla 1.6 beta 5 release on Jun 12, we […]

Magento CE Version 1.4.1.1 Stable – Patch

As some community members reported there was a problem with one of the PEAR packages published for the 1.4.1.1 release. The problem is fixed on our PEAR channels. But if you already downloaded or upgraded your installation and are experiencing the issue you will need to apply the following patch: Click on your desired format […]

Mozilla delays second Firefox 4 beta

Originally scheduled for release late last week, Mozilla has confirmed that the second beta for version 4.0 of its open source Firefox web browser has been delayed by one week. Firefox 4 Beta 2 is now expected to arrive on Thursday, July 29th. The third beta is still on schedule for an August 6th release. […]