Today I’m at home. Elections in Israel.
Here is a screen shot of it from my home PC that uses Mandriva 2009.0
ידיעה ב- Ynet:
בגלל לינוקס: מיקרוסופט מפסידה בשוק הניידים.
לי יש EeePC עם Mandriva 2009.0 ושולחן עבודה KDE 4, והיה לי עליו Mandriva 2008.1.
הוא לא מהיר כמו PC שולחני, כנראה בעיקר בגלל ה- KDE 4, אבל עובד.
בימים אלו אני מנסה עליו מערכות BSD שונות.
What a pity… after trying the alternate ubuntu CD of 8.04 I almost lost my “Home” directory.
For Ms-Windows guys: it is somehow like your local “C:” drive, or – if tobe more precise – like the “My Documents and settings”.
I was lucky enough to have two things:
1) A backup of all important documents;
2) Mandriva 2008.1 Gnome CD that I tried “exposed” it – It showed me the lost “/home” directories – so I could take a second backup. It is a separate partition – which is in the Ms-Windows world a logical disk / hard drive.
So … I was so happy with what Mandriva showed me that I really think to go back to this lovely Linux distribution. I still have good memories from it, when it was still called “Mandrake”.
But for the meantime – and since my “/home” was no really gone I re-install Ubuntu 8.04 from scratch.
I told the installer – of course – to use the same /sda7 partition for “/home” without formatting it.
After I downloaded the Alternate install CD of Ubuntu 8.0.4, I run this:
gksu "sh /cdrom/cdromupgrade"
The upgrade in process:
It deleted my /home dir. So I need to install from scratch.
Or to consider Mandriva.
I have just read a comparison between Ubuntu 8.04 and Mandriva 2008.1 on Whatsup.org.il : :ראש בראש: השוואה בין מנדריבה One 2008.1 ואובונטו 8.04
The first Linux I tried was Red Hat.
This was around 2000 – 2001, just before the end of my M.A. studies.
It was Red Hat 6.1 or 6.2, which I got on a CD-ROM with a Linux book. I think I stil have this CD with the book.
It is Peter Norton Linux book translated to Hebrew:
LINUX : המדריך השלם / של פיטר נורטון ; (תרגום ועריכה: ענת קדם [בן–צבי] ; עריכה מקצועית: אייל אייזנשטיין).
(ר“ג) : פוקוס מחשבים, 2000. רמת גן
Around 2002-2003 I played furthermore with later RedHat distributions and got used to work with the Gnome desktop.
I do think that KDE is nice and easy desktop, and it’s very rich and flexible – but for me Gnome was the first so I still keep it as my favorite.
The last Red Hat I tried was Red Hat 8, in 2003 or 2004. I think I tried to have a dual-boot PC and it ruined the Windows partition.
So I had to recover it. It was also my mother’s PC …
Than I used Mandrake which was close enough to Red Hat (using RPM) but also had nice GUI for editing partitions.