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    Thinking about using linux

    So i have been looking at using linux, mostly because its free and i dont want to spend 100 bucks on XP, are there any downfalls to using it? Will i have any issues with my lilliput touchscreen? What kind of front ends are you guys running? I recently purchased microsoft streets and tips GPS, is it compatible with linux? Any input would be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tacobandit View Post
    So i have been looking at using linux, mostly because its free and i dont want to spend 100 bucks on XP, are there any downfalls to using it? Will i have any issues with my lilliput touchscreen? What kind of front ends are you guys running? I recently purchased microsoft streets and tips GPS, is it compatible with linux? Any input would be great.
    You shouldn't have trouble with your touchscreen, but if you do, you should be prepared to get your hands dirty in a config file or two. I haven't heard whether MS streets and tips GPS will work in Linux. My guess would be not.

    As for frontends, nGhost2 is around the corner. Check out it and LinuxICE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tacobandit View Post
    So i have been looking at using linux, mostly because its free and i dont want to spend 100 bucks on XP, are there any downfalls to using it?
    The learning curve.

    Will i have any issues with my lilliput touchscreen?
    Maybe. Maybe not.
    Are you prepared to dig into linux config files if it doesn't?

    I recently purchased microsoft streets and tips GPS, is it compatible with linux?
    No.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    I plan on doing the same thing and using Linux (Debian to be exact) but i am not sure where to start, i have been looking over the threads and have found some helpful spots. But does anyone have a control interface link that could be looked over.

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