Finally got Kitkat :-)

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Never waited so eagerly for kitkat before. Finally got it an hour back. Apart from some icon changes , haven’t noticed anything visually striking yet. One thing i can confirm that this one is fast. Can’t resist myself any farther , lets explore . Will write more later

Kernel Fun (Day 1)

{This is a part of a series on my interactions with linux kernel . I will make entry about every days proceedings.  }

I decided to play with kernel a bit. Actually I was playing with shell scripting, and wanted to learn some system calls. After browsing a bit , I realized it would be easier to learn if i start messing up with kernel. And in the process , I might be able to add one or two new words in my cv 🙂

Getting the code

1 . First I installed virtualbox . Installation was very easy , just keep accepting all the default stuffs.

2. Then I started the virtual machine with a ubuntu image .

3. After installing ubuntu I installed git (It is a svn used for managing kernel source)

sudo apt-get install git

4. Next I moved to my home directory and downloaded the latest kernel source by issuing the following command

git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git

5. You may use pull to update the code
git pull

So that completes downloading and setting up environment . Tomorrow will try to compile it.