Well, OK, I am not a developer. My knowledge is not technical, so this Mageia Alpha 1 was not targeted to me. But who would blame me for trying it out?
This is what the installing sequence of Mageia looks like:
After the language selection (this alpha does include SPANISH!), the license, and the partitioning, all of them very PowerPackish, you see this:
Then, you type your root password and create your user account:
After which you create the GRUB and read a summary. Then you install updates, again, very Mandriva-style:
That's the installation: a real piece of cake. When complete, you read this message:
So, you boot the system up and you get to see this, the Mageia GRUB:
and the splash screen:
That's as far as I got.
As you can see, the alpha looks promising and, to be an early release, you can appreciate all the effort that has been put into the making of this new distro.
CONGRATULATIONS, MAGEIA TEAM! AWESOME WORK!!
¡FELICITACIONES, EQUIPO MAGEIA! ¡¡IMPRESIONANTE TRABAJO!!