oh-no! my side is losing.. come on "pro-head-unit'ers" I need your support! LOL
currently my laptop takes forever to boot up, however, I just "n-lited" my windowsXP [as much as possible] for use in my carputer. hopefully that will cut boot time down to less than 10 seonds. but for convenience and reliability reasons, I still want a head unit to control audio functions; leaving the carputer free for other dedicated tasks like fullscreen GPS (frontend-embedded GPS is limited and is not fullscreen).
I may change my mind at some point down the road, but for now I like having my head unit control audio functions while my carputer controls more advanced computers apps.