Feb 242012
 

Article By Giuseppe Sanna

There are many articles covering the subject of trashware. You do not know what is this phenomenon? Trashware is when you use a PC, perhaps obsolete, to do something useful, especially using Open Source software with low requirements, with regard to system resources. Today we will not speak about media center or navigation station. We’ll talk about something much more concrete and useful! A download center … You really got it right! You will use your computer from the network to download all the files you want using the system “.torrent”. Naturally download only legal files, this is clear.
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Nov 092011
 

It can be really useful to have the latest ISO of your favorite distributions or, in general, other software or material freely downloadable with torrents. It would be nice, however, that these torrent were downloaded at times when the bandwidth it’s not needed to do your normal activities and maybe not from your main PC, but from a small Linux box dedicated to this … well you can easily achieve it.

Prerequisites : an old PC or notebook, the only real requisite is that it can go into your LAN, via ethernet or wifi, and either a good internal disk, or an USB disk that you can connect to it, or an available network disk
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