|SimpleWelcome launcher: the Welcome tab|
|Timeframe displaying Facebook activity|
Fortunately, I had saved the icon. It took me a whiIe to figure out how to change it, though. Even when you change it from MCC (System/Manage users/Edit), the icon you selected during the installation stubbornly stays. What you have to do is go to /home and, with Dolphin, display the hidden files. You are going to see a file called .face.icon, which is the picture selected during the installation. Substitute it by the one you want, but make sure the image is 225 x 225 pixels.
The problem with the fixed image does not occur when you set up additional user accounts. For example, I set up a Guest account and gave it this icon:
To do so, simply open Konsole and type su, your password, and then cp image.png /usr/share/mdk/faces before you set up the account to have your image available.
OpenMandriva Lx controls my scanner, printer, wireless and wired Internet connections, etc without any problem. LibreOffice and Firefox come with it, so you can work and browse the web. It plays video files and music files, and you can watch YouTube videos, too. It integrates KDE nicely: KOrganizer can work with my Yahoo! calendar, Kmail retrieves and sends my Yahoo! mail, and the contacts can be managed with Kontact. In other words, it can do what most computer users need it to do.
However, due to the fact that OpenMandriva Lx is taking its first steps, users who require more specific functions might get disappointed. For example, concerning accessibility technologies, some more polishing is required. Although I could make Kmouth read text in English, Jovie does not seem to work and, therefore, you cannot change readers and languages. Asian language input is another area of problem. iBus does not work and, hence, I have not figured out how to type in Japanese.
Those two, nevertheless, are not great blunders for most users. Gaming might be a more serious consideration. To activate Steam, you need to add the i586 repositories even if you are working with a x86_64 system. To do so, as a superuser, type this in Konsole:
urpmi.addmedia --distrib --mirrorlist 'http://downloads.openmandriva.org/mirrors/openmandriva.2013.0.i586.list'
Some of the games I have do not work, though.
Desura is giving me a major headache; after trying to start a game, the client crashes...
Even so, I like the OS and it shows great potential. I am sure that OpenMandriva Lx will get better with time. It was worth waiting for this release.