Ok, I have got to say im not much or a review person.. but here goes.
I did not get to install it on my wifes computer... I installed it on an older computer that I had laying around. It actually already had Mdk9.1 on it.
system specs 400mhz celeron, intel chipset with intel 810i video... Had built in aureal audiocard (never been able to get it to work in linux....) 8gb HD.
Ok, this machine had no cdrom... so I made a local ftp server install hosted by my slack machine... install went great.. it even installed in graphical mode on the 810i... (i was unable to get Mdk9.1 to install in graphical mode... had to use text mode) so that was a thumbs up automatically
I did a rather small install... since sound never worked i nixed xmms and all the sound stuff... I did not install KDE or Gnome, I went with enlightenment icewm and windowmaker. installed a few small apps being that this is not the greatest computer in the work Samba server SSHD and a few other small servers (webmin)...
Ok, upon first bootup... I am impressed... the speed has doubled compared to the 9.1 install. This thing smokes compared to the old (is it the 2.6 kernel?? who knows), I had one small prob with bootup though It locked when loading the smb service... So i just disabled it.. havent really took the time to look at it. I used 9.1 and 9.2 on a my machine for a few months before switching to slackware. I wont be switching my slackware back to mdk10 but Mandrake10 will be highly recommended by me to newbies. I think I have even talked my wife into a dual boot with Mandrake10 now as well (she is a linux hater
EDIT: Forgot to mention.... The aureal soundcard was detected by alsa that I forgot to unselect during the install. I think with a little work i can get this thing to work.. I'll post back if it does work
anyways.. I hope this review does someone some good.... like I said im not the best at it!