So I've finished installing Mandrake, but I've got two major problems now.
1) Resolution can't be changed. KDE allows me to choose the resolutions (i.e. from 800x600 to 1024x768, etc.), but it doesn't work as expected. It doesn't actually change the size of the items on the desktop (icons, font, etc.), it just enlarges the desktop area so I have to scroll around it by moving the cursor to the edges of the screen.
2) My ethernet card (standard Dell issued Broadcom 440 Integrated) isn't being recognized so I can't log onto the Internet. I think I may have read something about needing to download a driver for this?
btw, this looks very impressive, better than XP even. (would be even nicer if I could get these issues worked out