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    Post Operating Systems

    I know this question is going to probably get a lot of conflicting responses...but to save myself from trying each of them I will just ask. What OS works best for an mp3 player in a car? Quickest boot time, best overall quality, and ease of use.


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    If you have enough time, are smart enough, and have the will power, a custom built software platform is the best. I think that almost everyone will agree with me on this.
    Personally I use Windows 98SE. I don't think its the best, but it works.
    BEN

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    SAAB: What are the specs on your system and how long does it take to boot?

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    I'm using a Cyrix 200+, 24mb of RAM, bout 14 GB HD, CD, and Floppy. It takes about 45 seconds to boot, which is fast enough for me. I bet if I got another OS then it would take about 30 seconds, but that's too much work.
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    hey - i run DOS (mPxPlay).

    I'm pulling a P75, 8MB, 2.1 gig.

    She boots in about 34 secs.
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    im running a p120 underclocked to 100
    dos7 mpxplay 540 meg hdd 24x cdrom drive

    boots in 22 secs
    my old system was faster but i needed it for my home puter

    cyrix m2 333 32 meg ram dos mpxplay booted in 7 secs


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    BTW, this probably belongs in the software section, but I'll try answering this anyways.

    I think it really depends on what you want to do. Do you want to run mp3s, dvds, gps, and various things like that? What kind of hardware specs do you have? How familiar are you with programming?

    I can vouch for a windows based os if you have pretty good hardware specs, want to run mp3s, dvds, and a gps, and don't have the know how or the capibilities to make some of your own custom applications. If you're a little low on the hardware specs, try a stripped down windows 98 lite, but if you have the hardware specs, windowsME all the way. Quick bootup and hibernation are what pretty much closed the deal with me.

    Hope that helps.

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    What specs do u need to hibernate with win ME??? Cause i want to use it for DVD, GPS, and Winamp...

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    Windows ME and hibernation has been discussed in great detail in other posts (try searching software section too). I'm not sure what the minimum hardware req's for winme are but whether or not you can go into hibernation depends on the drivers that you use (at least that's been my experience so far).

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    Hey all... I'll go searching the software section for more on this but if anyone can help me out I'd appreciate an answer here.

    I've got the same question but I'm currently using win 95 and it takes over 2mins to boot!!
    I run a P-122, 24 RAM, 13.2 Gig and use network card to plug into my home network and transfer files so I need the network support.
    Does Win 98 Lite support that and where could I get it? Is it the best solution for me? I'll eventually want to play MPG movies and stuff when I get a 5" color LCD... but not now...

    THX,
    Smacker
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    P-200 w/ 64meg RAM, Win 98 lite
    13.6 Gig HD, 4x20 LCD, keypad, IR remote(?), tape adapter
    (...working on touchscreen LCD, FM trans/mod and RF remote)

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