Thanks - looking forward....
Earlier today I was browsing through the repository, and found a lot of i18n packages under 5.8 SOHO, so maybe I will try reinstalling 5.8 SOHO on my old laptop (IBM Thinkpad T22/P3-900/512MB RAM) and try to install the danish language files there.
In my effort to promote Linux to the non-English speaking part of the family, I have tried to install Mandriva One 2009, but that had only danish in the install process, and I've tried Ubuntu 8.04 which was OK on the language part, but did not meet my "everything working out of the box" requirement. The former two were on single CD's, so I thought trying openSUSE (4.3GB) on a DVD would be sufficient, but that one wouldn't install on my old laptop.
So despite these unfaithful attempts to use other distros I have decided to stick with the best and try promoting Vector