[Nelug] Turning my old laptop into a dedicated cd/ogg player
dougie at highmoor.co.uk
Mon Oct 9 22:16:56 UTC 2006
Aleksander Helgaker wrote:
> Now what I want advice for is choosing a distro. The only thing I want
> is a cd/ogg media player.
Ah. Good ol' distro wars! I'll start by placing my buttock cheeks firmly
on either side of the fence and say there is No Right or Wrong Answer.
But you knew that already. I've dabbled with amarok and other players
but I keep returning to xmms (which plays ogg and cds). And debian of
course (which Thunderbird wants to spellcheck as Lesbians. Go figure.)
A word of advice. Don't run programs like SETI on your laptop. I had a
perfectly servicable laptop (a Sony Vaio PII) running xmms 24/7 in my
kitchen for years until I decided to Search for Extra Terrestial
Intelligence with it, and, as Richard will testify, it's now a sad
bundle of burnt out chips in a skip/cupboard somewhere. It wasn't the
cooking oil splashes or beer spills that killed it - it was running
maxxed out on SETI wot did it.
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