tomcat1965 wrote:Why not checkout Mandriva Spring,grab the one CD and yes it is easy to change the One theme from orange to the blue Powerpack theme,grab the theme rpm and on reboot it will change your splash,wallpaper and login/out. Really nice gnome theme,great hardware detection,fast install and up to date apps.
Been there, done that! Mandriva 2007.1 "Spring" not only chewed up my grub, but F*cked with my fstab somehow too. Took me about 2 days to fix what the Mandriva installer F*cked up. Thier IRC was nothing more than 2-3 elitist children flaming every noob that happened to ask a question while I was monitoring it. No thanks! If that is how that community treats its new users then that distro can remain with whatever dwindling base its got left as the rest of the hardcore Mandrake crowd has either already migrated, or soon will, over to PCLos. Mandriva has already done its best to alienate thier core userbase while privatising, and is now paying the brutal price for that (take a looksee on over at thier quarterly postings for a clue here). Its an OK distro however, slightly better than the Buntu's but only because they've had much longer time to perfect things... But even then, when measured against such a fledgling distro as Sabayon or PCLos comparatively, Mandriva should be so much better --- It is, in fact, not.