I want to try give my old iMac G5 2.0 ALS / 10.5.8 another new lease of life with your help. Current plan is to more or less single purpose it into my music player/server, with secondary use of occasional SD concert / older TV show videos and lastly maybe some kind of additional backup for my important files. When the G5 was my primary computer I used iTunes for music and mostly VLC for video. There may be other / better options that you could chime in with? I was thinking earlier tonight about XBMC / Kodi to combine both music and video into one media application. But as I was looking around on the Kodi Wiki and learning that it didn't seem to support tag editing, I thought of leaning on the much broader PPC experience here at MacRumors. Hopefully you can prevent me from taking too many wrong turns and give me some options I wouldn't come up with on my own. Some very early thoughts/questions; Leopard or Linux? if Linux which distro - quick google earlier suggested Mint might be best? Use SSD to speed boot up/wake? Iirc tried one several years ago with poor results I need to test sleep though - iirc I had a problem where it would wake at random - something to do with the combined blueooth/wifi card Which media applications? Best remote access/control options - I have iPad 1/iPhone 4s/recent macbook Btw I picked up Core Player for video way back, to get the best video performance I could. Iirc whilst it did seem a bit better performing than VLC, I didn't seem to get the positive results that others reported with HD video - though maybe with advice here I can give it another try. Anyway before I make this post way too long, I'll leave it there and hope that you can let me have your thoughts over the next few days. I plan to take a proper run at this little project starting this weekend.