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    Has anyone tried running there CarPC on W2K8 yet? I am a MSDN subscriber I am thinking about giving it a whirl with RoadRunner.

  • #2
    why Windows Server?
    EWF, HORM, MinLogon on XP.

    Zotac ION Atom N330, 2GB low-profile RAM, M3-ATX
    Win Embedded Std 2011 RC
    OCZ Vertex Turbo 30GB SSD
    Lilliput 629 Transflective, WRX Screen Mount
    BlueSoleil BT, i-Blue GM-2 GPS, DirectedHD Radio, Andrea Mic
    VoomPC 2

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    • #3
      *shrug* some people seem to be using w2k3

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      • #4
        who?

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        • #6
          win2k3 has better memory management over xp and probably 2000. Hence why I use it :P

          But win2k8 is based on vista, i don't want to touch that for a while after seeing how vista itself runs...

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          • #7
            tru.. i'll still give it a whirl for the heck of it

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            • #8
              Should be pretty nice if you have:

              - driver support for your hardware
              - compatible software
              - Enough horsepower
              - Enough disk space for the larger OS.

              SQL Server on the go that logs all GPS data? Could be cool...
              2006 Lancer Evolution IX MR In-Dash PC Project - WIP

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              Installation/Fab/Assembly (Revised v2):
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              • #9
                Galvitron, nice idea about SQL logging GPS data on the go, that got me thinking and it can be done in XP using SQL Server Express which is the free version of SQL Server 2005 I am sure express has enough capabilities to handle straight out logging and queries...

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                • #10
                  SQL Server Compact Edition would probably be a better fit for a Car PC.

                  http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/sql.../bb671091.aspx
                  EWF, HORM, MinLogon on XP.

                  Zotac ION Atom N330, 2GB low-profile RAM, M3-ATX
                  Win Embedded Std 2011 RC
                  OCZ Vertex Turbo 30GB SSD
                  Lilliput 629 Transflective, WRX Screen Mount
                  BlueSoleil BT, i-Blue GM-2 GPS, DirectedHD Radio, Andrea Mic
                  VoomPC 2

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                  • #11
                    SQL CE only runs on WinCE or PocketPC I believe.

                    SQL Express is just the free version of the full SQL Server and would be perfectly fine for a car application because there are not a lot of clients connecting to it and the advanced features would not be used (replication, etc)

                    SQL Express should run just fine on XP but it is common in the SQL Server world to run it on a Windows Server (2000, 2003, 2008) machine for stability reasons. Not many people trust an XP machine to host a company's DB. But for the car, it is fine.
                    2006 Lancer Evolution IX MR In-Dash PC Project - WIP

                    Planning:
                    [----------] 100%
                    Purchasing:
                    [----------] 90%
                    Installation/Fab/Assembly (Revised v2):
                    [----------] 90%

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                    • #12
                      A good idea would be to have a small service running that intercepts all the NMEA sentences coming out of the GPS and stores them w/ a datetime stamp and maybe some other info like vehicle speed, direction of travel, etc.
                      2006 Lancer Evolution IX MR In-Dash PC Project - WIP

                      Planning:
                      [----------] 100%
                      Purchasing:
                      [----------] 90%
                      Installation/Fab/Assembly (Revised v2):
                      [----------] 90%

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                      • #13
                        SQL Compact Edition runs on Windows Mobile and Windows desktop/server products. It's meant for exactly the kind of devices we use here... Even SQL Express would be overkill for simple GPS logging.
                        EWF, HORM, MinLogon on XP.

                        Zotac ION Atom N330, 2GB low-profile RAM, M3-ATX
                        Win Embedded Std 2011 RC
                        OCZ Vertex Turbo 30GB SSD
                        Lilliput 629 Transflective, WRX Screen Mount
                        BlueSoleil BT, i-Blue GM-2 GPS, DirectedHD Radio, Andrea Mic
                        VoomPC 2

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                        • #14
                          Cool. Did not know that.

                          You would only really need one table. Text file would tie up less resources but the SQL Server could be used for fast lookups and sorting and disk space.
                          2006 Lancer Evolution IX MR In-Dash PC Project - WIP

                          Planning:
                          [----------] 100%
                          Purchasing:
                          [----------] 90%
                          Installation/Fab/Assembly (Revised v2):
                          [----------] 90%

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                          • #15
                            so who is going to start working on this?

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