It simply demonstrates the versatility of Linux. All Linux distributions are built on the same source code base, so they are all still Linux. The things that set each distribution apart include how the distributor organizes the distribution, how the distribution is configured, and what distribution specific software is included.
The Suse My Computer icon is one example. If you have become accustomed to using that icon to access your system management tools, you may be able to edit its properties to point to the Mandriva Control Center (/usr/sbin/drakconf
), or if you prefer, the KDE Control Center (kcontrol
I prefer to keep icons for the applications I use regularly in a menu bar at the top of my screen along with the main system menu, and tray applets in kickker at the bottom with the system clock. My task bar resides at the right side of the screen and expands only when I open another window (creates a list of running applications I can click to switch windows easily). The only icons that reside on the desktop are associated with current project(s). This makes it easier for me to keep things organized, not to mention how much easier it is to find what I am looking for.