Lycoris is ok, as long as you download all the cd's. I've had it installed on my box for a month now, and once i'd sorted out some issues with my gfx card it worked great. The first cd is all you need to get it installed, but the second cd has all the development tools...which you'll probably need at some stage.
Mandrake 9 kicks ass. I spent a few hours using it tonight on a friends pc tonight, just making a backup of all my windows shtuff right now so i can install it on mine.