My name is David Locklear, and I have been posting things on Fedora listserve for several months. I am a novice Rawhide user, and use Rawhide as my daily driver. I recently installed 33 on my secondary NVMe. I am in Rawhide right now typing this. However the purpose of this post is to share my experience this week with OpenMandriva. I first installed their new iso of the Alpha version on an SSD. After a few hours, I decided to install their developmental version called Cooker on a separate SSD. And finally, I overwrote that with a version the offer that is build by clang and uses a znver1 kernel, which allegedly will someday offer performance improvements on Ryzen. Below is a screenshot of my set-up using that: https://www.dropbox.com/s/qqlvzom546xwxt2/Davids_OpenMandriva_install.png?dl=0
The first problem I encountered was the installs defaulted to their only USA mirror. And they apparently do not have any USA users, as they had no idea the mirror was down. They only have one other mirror apparently in France. Next problem is they have one guy doing a mass-rebuild at the moment, and their only server was down. And finally they are having a hell of a time switching from python 3.8. to 3.9, and so lots of applications crash. But all in all it is usable. I met some helpful people on the chat forum which uses a service called Element ( used to be called Riot ?? ).