hey everyone im a newbie on here and was just wondering what some programs or software i can use that dont take up much memory as im going to be using them in a carpc that ill be running using a Pentium 4.
hey thanks for the quick reply. i dont know what front end is? i want it to run and play mp3's movies and some games. i want to browse the net and have gps. want to be able to connect usb devices to it too.
If you're a newbie, take a look at my site - it should answer a lot of your questions. http://www.my-car-computer.com
Forums are wonderful places to get answers on specific topics, but it can be difficult for newbies to get information on a broad range of subjects, without visiting a lot of different sites.
All I need is something that will (1) use a numeric keypad (no touchscreens!) for input; (2) drive a 4x20 LCD display; and (3) play audio files. There was a project called MCAS (MPEG Car Audio System) that worked nicely, based on DOS, but the download files are no longer available. I don't want to play DVDs (or even CDs, my in-dash system can do that), and I don't want to run Windows of any flavor. A Linux-based system that doesn't require a monitor would be fine. A Mac is out of the question (prices are insanely high for a car computer).