Want to put light vl on old notebook machine (gig ram 1.6 ghz and a tiny 6or 8 gig hardrive). Mainly to do open office, surf web, and watch h.264 movies over wireless network from xp machine.
I want to ditch the half cripple window me (mprexe frequently locks up, and video layering crashes after an hour use.) I havent put linux on machine since HD so small and will need to choose between them. Puppy live cd didn't get network card working. Also, I like the helping members of vector community better than the unresponsic puppy forum.
What wireless card do I need to buy to replace the belkin that vector light would pick up?
Second challenge. I need vlc to read the xp movies over network. But, on kids machine I never got vector light to login to the xp machine for file reading. It surfs net, even uses the http proxy of the xp machine. But I try to get into the shared folder and it tell me I need a samba password. I posted but responders' suggestions didn't work.