Downloaded the ISO for Yoper linux. Thankfully it is a compact distro and only requires one cd.
Yoper has this to say about itself, "Yoper is a high performance operating system which has been carefully optimized for PC's with either i686 or higher processor types. The binaries that come with Yoper have been built from scratch using the original sources combined with the some of the best features from other Open Source Linux distributions (distros). However, Yoper is not like general purpose distros such as Redhat or Mandrake. It is a high performance Desktop OS"
Sounds just like what I am looking for.