Fancy looking installation actually. I choose the gnome desktop environment and swedish language. seems to be working.
After the installation somehow it automatically unmounted the dvd. Sweet.
Seems like there is no nvidia driver for mageia. So I need to use the nvidia installer? No thank you, then I will corrupt libraries and it will not work to do updates to the system any more.
This means that without building own rpms I will not use the nvidia driveer on this distribution. Major problem for me.
Fresh kernel version 3.7.0
To update your system, you use Mageia control center, it is in swedish so I won't post any picture.
Going in to graphical adaptions in the Mageia control center suggests that there are already vendor graphics drivers included. So maybe the nvidia driver is already there.
Actually the control center looks very complete and seems to be a nice place to configure things if you are a Windows home user just coming to linux, and feel like doing things the "windows"-way.
The problem with this is only that it is so very different from other distributions way to do it.
For example it seems like Mageia uses Nautilus and Konqueror. For example when sharing hard-disc over network, it says that a "share" option will be available in Nautilus and Konqueror. So it seems this tool makes assumptions on what kind of software you are using. I prefer more general tools since this may make it less flexible in terms of changing to another browser like Chrome or Dolphin. It also highlights a lot of options that aren't really necessary to configure for a normal user.
No I don't really like Mageia. It seems like it (coming from mandrake) has some kind of windows-inspired-user-permission-style. Which makes the whole thing like a distorted piece of applications, seen from my experience with Fedora. And why not use a regular web browser?
Thumbs down from me.
I recommend Linux Mint over mageia.