As you all probably know, Egypt is, hopefully, in a transition to a democratic society. We toppled the dictatorial regime of Hosni Mubarak in the Jan 25 revolution and have been doing our best to make a smooth transition to a functioning democracy ever since.
This is a quick post to document the steps I took to compile the 3.0 kernel, the latest Linux kernel, on my Ubuntu 11.04 box. This should be child’s play for anyone familiar with compiling custom kernels, but I just thought I would document it to help those new to Linux to overcome the fear associated with the phrase “compiling a new kernel”. Since this post is aimed at “newbies”, I will try to keep the discussion as “lay-person friendly” as possible, with technical jargon held to a minimum. OK, enough talk, lets get you started on your road to compiling kernels.
I have had several discussions with friends about the lackluster state of industrial development in Egypt. Most of those whom I talked to seem to think that the privatization drive that occurred in the last couple of decades is to blame for this.
OK, I previously documented my woes with Mobinil customer service re Mobinil WiFi services. At that time, I said that the lack of experience of customer support personnel was not going to affect my continued subscription to their service, however, they have finally done something to convince me to switch networks.
Google + is being touted, by some, as a Facebook-killer. While it is still in its infancy, it does have some cool features that make it a compelling alternative to Facebook. My favorite, as I mentioned before, is the Circles feature which gives you tremendous control over how you share your content.
Google’s latest foray into social networking, Google +, looks promising. Google may have finally come up with a compelling alternative to its social networking arch nemesis, Facebook. Previous attempts by Google to enter the social networking space, such as Google Wave and Google Buzz, were easily crushed by the Facebook juggernaut.