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MSI Ultra-Thin 12V In-Vehicle PC

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by , 10-01-2009 at 05:14 PM (2392 Views)

At the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Boston Rob Wray from mp3Car spoke to representatives from the PC manufacturer MSI which makes this ultra thin computer.

This computer packs 4 usb prots, laptop hard drive, 2 lan ports, 3 mini pci slots, and 2 wireless antennas into a case less than an inch thin. Wow!

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Updated 10-01-2009 at 08:16 PM by optikalefx

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Release Anouncment here.

And a stupid installation walkthrough video:

Could the Linux community have a fully featured alternative to Windows based in-vehicle front ends? The answer could be Yes.

The OpenICE organization announced the release of LinuxICE 2.0, codenamed "Anino." LinuxICE is based on the Ubuntu operating system. However, thanks to a team of international developers it looks nothing like it and it has been heavily modified and optimized for use in a vehicle environment.

Some of the features of LinuxICE include:

  • Build-in Navigation
  • Media Playback
  • Support for many add-on devices, ex. OBDII Scantools, HD Radion, Touchscreens, etc..
  • Designed to be stable, fast, efficient and easy to setup and operate

Here is a screenshot:

If you want to find out more about the OpenICE project go here.

If you are interested in LinuxICE (read, install) go here.

For those interested we will post a review of LinuxICE 2.0 in the next few days.


Official Press Release here.