I think I am going to set up another small system using the PCLOS MiniMe 2008 clean install on another hd, remove the existing system hd, do the recommended update to 2009 Minime per the Forum directions, run the recommended file list for KDE environment, do all the updates and installs for that, and see how it runs in comparison to Gnome environment. I do know that KDE is a more powerful, and versatile environment than the Zen MiniMe, but I will say that Zen runs great (very stable) if every thing installed is Gnome-based and the network is hard-wire. The wireless side of the livecd needs some adjustment (or perhaps have Mandi included on the lived transfer on installation) if I am understanding what is happening under a particular wireless situation.
I appreciate your help Joble,
Thanks and have a great day,