Quote Originally Posted by siberia37
It's a lot easier to boot really fast in Linux. In fact there are even replacement Bios you can get for the EPIA's that will make it boot very fast. The Empeg can boot up linux in about 3 seconds and it only runs a 233 Mhz processor. It does this by keeping the linux kernel in Flash memory and only mounting the hard drives read-only. Mounting the hard drives read-only also allievaties the need for cheesy shutdown controllers since turning off the machine without properly shutting it down is no problem.
I was woundering about running linux also, is there street mapping software out there for Linux? I'd also have to find out if my GPS reciever is supported by linux. I forgot what model it is and I am away from home on business so I cant just look at it