Well I finally got around to installing Mandrake 9.1. I fired up the the Konqueror browser, and I am impressed it is suprisingly fast! I don't remember ever hearing that the Konquerer was exceptionally fast, but I would bet it is faster than IE 6.
The last time I tried Linux was when Mandrake 8.2 was released. I think I'll load Slackware 9 next and see how I like it although if I remember correctly it is not as user friendly. Oh well only one way to find out!