I should get involved again, as I have lost almost all my music. I kept it on a 300Gb external hard drive which died unaccountably on me only a few weeks ago when i was doing a back up of my photos from a drive i suspected might fail, to another drive. The drive i suspected would fail (it was making rumbling noises) is still going strong, but after the back up the music drive failed catastrophically. If I plug it into the computer, everything seizes up. But i digress, I was talking about WinMX and considering downloading and using it again. Update: I have just done so and it works fine!
Unfortunately, on thinking it over, I can’t really use it much here. My own G3 connection would quickly go into expensive mode once I exceed the 3Gb monthly limit, which i am just managing to stay inside most months, and using SOPAC’s bandwidth on something of dubious legality is not ethical. I do have ethics, even if they do not extend to paying royalties.
So I shall have to rip my own CDs again for about a third of the music, salvage some from back up DVDs, and wait until I am back on proper broadband for the rest.
Lynne has offered to share some files via a skydrive which will be great.