Help me use an old laptop to play music on
November 10, 2011 6:33 AM Subscribe
Help me use my malware-d laptop as a music storage device with minimal investment.
posted by chesty_a_arthur to Computers & Internet (10 answers total)
I have a 4 year old Acer laptop that, despite my best efforts, is a rat's nest of malware. I don't have the Vista boot disks and do not want to spend $250 to buy new OS disks. I'd like to give it a new OS, maybe Ubuntu? although I have no Linux experience, and play songs/Pandora through it to the stereo. I don't want to put it online before I wipe the OS.
I'm not super knowledgable at the OS level but am computer literate, familiar with the concepts that lurk below the application layer, and ace at following instructions. Is this a worthwhile project, even? Has anyone done this successfully? How would you approach?
Music is all on iTunes, all backed up elsewhere.