I'm running PCLinuxOS 2010 on an old IBM Thinkpad T20. It seems pretty slow. Routine tasks like switching windows or closing programs seem to take a really long time. Don't know if it is related, but the system also has trouble playing WMV files. Especially big ones, sometimes I get a message that my video accelerator can't render a video because it is too big.
That got me looking at the video settings, but I'm not sure what to try in there. Nor am I really sure that's what's wrong.
Are there any features of PCLinuxOS that can be safely disabled that might speed things up? Are some of the distros better for older laptops like mine?