I hadn't noticed the 2010.7 release. Thanks for the link Tex I'm downloading it right now.
Also, for my other computer I dragged out a spare hard drive and did an install as well as full update - jjust so I could see if it would do it on a different computer. It does. One computer has an athlon 3000+ on an abit/nforce motherboard. The other has an athlon 1.8ghz and a cheapy motherboard that's SIS based. Both have ati r200 based graphics cards in them. As to what I am seeing, here is a very detailed description:
The screen I get is a graphical login screen. The background that appears does not say pclinuxos on it. Doesn't say anything. It looks very similar to this:http://www.net-security.org/images/articles/suseentlinux11.jpg
Except it's blue instead of green, and it has more............... waves I guess you could describe that as.
The grey graphical login box says welcome to linux at localhost. It has a clock underneath it. Under the clock is the box where I can type in username/password.
The first five login options I have is Nobodynobody adm bin daemon and games.
When I log in it only allows me to go to a command line. And, the command line interface is only one quarter of the screen, on the top left. If I log in as user, the background is white with black text, if I log in as root it's black with white text. Well, some red text too.
It also gives me a warning : Could not find charset data for locale C. I presume this is choking on something relating to the programming language.
I'm going to bed but I'll leave this like this until later tomorrow. What should I do with it before I reformat it tomorrow afternoon?