Hi all!

I have been using TDE a lot an I can tell that it is very reliable and fast. Typically, on a PC with 512mb+ of RAM and a 1000mhz+ CPU, TDE should run fast, and without issues.

Can you check if you are using decent graphic drivers? I mean better than universal drivers like VESA or FBDEV.
Also, on the newer computer, it is probably a multi-core CPU system, which means that the classic branch of TDE might possibly suffer from non-thread-safe issues. One symptom of it is that some part of TDE might seems to be locked, but by clicking on something else, it unlocks the other and the system continues to operate normally. I have never seen it happen on PCLinuxOS non-official TDE remaster (with a new version probably this week), but I have seen it on Ubuntu systems.

There is not much reasons to use an old Linux distro, especially with large amount of RAM. Support for hardware improves (most of the time) with each versions updates, and older drivers might have bugs or less optimized code.


Something I forgot to write is to check that KPowerSave ( the battery level applet) is set to make the CPU run at reasonable speed. Sometimes, for a reason I don't know, it is set by default to settings that will make your computer feel sluggish.