Simultaneous Windows and Linux with VMware
OK maybe this is a pipe dream... but work a lot with VMware and I've been wondering if there is a place for this in the CarPC?
Imagine if you will, a minimal bare-bones Linux (read: fast) host O/S, running (free!) VMware workstation with two guest O/S' loaded: Say WinXP and Ubuntu or a different car-friendly Linux distro. For those that don't know VMware, all guest O/S' run concurrently. You can switch between them (almost) as easily as ALT-TABing between Windows apps.
Now, there are loads of issues with something like this. Like which O/S is bound to which USB devices, for example. Also, the guest O/S' (Windows and Linux) need to use separate partitions to avoid corrupting data and creating a rip in your CarPC's space-time-continuum.
Just thought I'd throw it out there.