Nearly one year ago, dictator Hosni Mubarak was forced to step down after 18 consecutive days of protest by Egyptian citizens. Those demonstrations were organized largely through the use of social networking, cell phones and banned TV channels, a greater trend that permeated the revolutionary period now known as the Arab Spring. To mark the anniversary of Mubarak’s ousting, Sharif Sakr traveled to Egypt to speak with five Egyptians about the role that technology plays in their lives today. This issue of Distro also features reviews of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, Motorola’s Droid RAZR Maxx, Sony’s Alpha NEX-7 and a Q&A with the founder of the Ubuntu Project, Mark Shuttleworth. If you’ve been looking for a good reason to download an issue of Distro, look no further.