Laptop mp3 server woes

So, a friend has a laptop and wants to use it as an mp3 server in his living room.
Unfortunately he doesn’t know much about computers. After taking charge of said laptop, I’ve since found out that the HD is gone and it’s only a 233MHz Pentium with 32MB RAM. Along with a nice 80GB HD from Komplett or elsewhere it should be enough to play mp3 files shouldn’t it? Even if I have to stick with Windows 98 …. shudder
As a side note, I booted a Knoppix based distro, Local Area Security Linux, to see what hardware was in the machine. Nice bootup! Unfortunately I selected a resolution that the screen didn’t like, but the bootup is nice, picked up the sound card that I wasn’t sure was in there!

Author: Donncha

Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Google+ and Twitter.

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