My beginning with Linux (2000-2004)

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:

‫ נורטון, פיטר

LINUX : המדריך השלם / של פיטר נורטון ; (תרגום ועריכה: ענת קדם [בןצבי] ; עריכה מקצועית: אייל אייזנשטיין).

(רג) : 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.