So i've very much new to networking, I've messed around with remote desktop but that about it. So pretty much my goal is to be able to be able to play the movie music, and the like on my desktop downstairs to my laptop, I was thinking about possibly turning an old computer into an server, but it has very limited storage only 80 GBs,
So i'm pretty set on having my primary desktop at as the suedo server. It's currently running windows 7 pro, and i'd rather not dual boot, as i use it for gaming, and folding at home so it's on all the time when i'm not gaming or what not running folding at home. I had looked into the homegroup, for windows 7 but it seems that it's only between other windows 7 computer, and my lappy is vista/ubuntu dual boot.
So any suggestion would be great, or link to information that would be helpful for what i'm trying to do