I finally put a larger disk in my music server in the basement. It's only 6 GIG, which should hold about 100 CDs worth of MP3 data. The /music file system is visible as an NFS on my home network, so now I can play these files through any computer on the network.
I guess I should try to configure Samba as well, so the files are visible from Windows machines.
Meanwhile I hooked up my laptop to the stereo and now I can set up long play lists and play things from the computer, via the the laptop.
Seems to work fine, as long there are no high loads on the network...
I also added the Abra project to the list of my projects on Advogato. Abra is a framework that we developed at the failed startup I was at for the last year and we were able to release it as open source project. Check it out: Abra Project