O'Reilly Digital Media: Resurrect Your Old PC for Music--With Linux
Mar 28, 2005, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brad Fuller)
"Are you the kind of person who can't toss out old gear? I know
I am--though I must admit that embracing the art of junk-collecting
has come in handy from time to time. For instance, this article
will show you how to resurrect a tired old PC by installing a
modern operating system, and then revitalize the computer as an
internet-enabled CD player, DVD burner, and MP3 jukebox.
"I have the perfect test subject sitting in my scrap heap: an HP
Pavilion. It was a decent PC in its day: 350MHz Pentium II
processor, 128MB RAM, 3GB hard disk, and a DVD drive. I'll assume
you're in the same boat..."