I have Mageia 2 (Gnome) running in VirtualBox. Definitely different. It does have a functioning desktop
I'll have to play around some more, get a better understanding of the system.
First question: is how to update? No yum update
in a cli, and no apparent update interface other than notification of updates. When I acknowledged the notification of updates, it dissappeared. Does that mean it is updating?
And what's this rpmdrake business
Some exploring to do