hmmm, been thinking about this since I first posted this.
Actually, ahem ... trying to get XP + centrafuse working the way I want it too.
Yes, I know there is RR but I'm a mac guy ... the solution I used is what I thought to be the road of least resistance to meet my goals.
Now, that you know what I got going.
I'm going to be blunt and say that windowsOS is not what the masses want.
Throw in the good Ol' jests of bluescreen of death and what not ... I'm sure ... we can imagine what large corporations are considering when they look at their car's HUs ...
So, even though, I started with the android idea, I'm gonna put my money on android/meego for the car under the environment of a hidden OS. From what I've read here seems to be "an/me" are the 2 logical choices. I also figure that app markets will also spring up around the carpc.
I also thing bradchasse is right, your smartphone is gonna be a portable unit that docks and automatically connects to your car. However, I'm gonna ante up one extra on that and say that your SP is gonna be on you almost 24/7 replacing most PC usage even.
Google being a "good" superpower is ... well, let's wait and see.
I know that some of you will still hang-on to the old paradigm of a pc being more versatile but I ask, "For how long?"
IF, my idea is on target wouldn't it be smarter to gather the talent here and start moving on *nix base to grab mind share?