Help to help my friend - or the iPod odyssey

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – Ok my friend's desktop was a mess, slow, buggy, full of viruses, etc. I advised him to upgrade. So we went to a local shop and bought a new motherboard, CPU and RAM. I installed the new hardware so he would not spend with third-party support - I had thermal grease so we went home to get it before installing the new CPU. Anyway I brought my laptop with Arch for us to backup his things - 99% of which was music. He noticed I had something different in my computer and I let him mess around my desktop a bit. I asked if he wanted it installed, because I didn't have a Windows CD and he still had XP. (HowTos)