I did a search, but I really didn't find any of the information I was looking for. I was kind of hoping to use my Ubuntu computer as a multimedia hub, and I wanted to know if that was realistically possible. I have several WD Live boxes in the house, and i have had luck accessing files using samba. However, I can only access files on the computer hard drive, and I would really like to access the files on the external drive. Not sure if that's possible or not. I also recently blew a lot of money on a super cool Samsung 5500 series Smart TV. That has not worked at all. Samsung directs you to download proprietary software to your computer in order to access files. Is there an open source alternative to the proprietary software? Can I use this computer to act as a hub, or do I need to continue to lug hard drives around the house?