Originally Posted by muz379
i am only bovvered about reading the large mp3 collection stored on my dekstop from my laptop
linux reads ntfs fine, and I've got all my mp3's stored at the windows partition, so I can access them easily with both linux and windows. Don't know how to make it work if they are on different computers, but I'm sure you will figure it out.
As for the distro, don't really know which one I'd use with specs like that. I really like kubuntu, but it might not run smoothly. You could always give it a try...