I gave the Minislack distro a try on my main work machine. It worked quite fast and installation was a breeze. The only problem that I had was that it would not recognize the USB hard drive. As I use the USB drive for my backups I had a problem, I could not restore my files. Looks like I am back with Mandrake as my main distro. Mandrake is great, but, I am always looking for something that is a good but faster and smaller.
I am now using Mandrake 10.1. To keep things simpler I am using KDE as my desktop so that everyone else in the family don't have to learn XFCE (KDE is the default on the other machines).