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    Sounds good to me, i need to learn linux first, soon as i get a laptop hdd the desktop one is coming out of the car and getting linux on it
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    Just wondering what Distro's everyone runs? I've been a Gentoo fan for about 6 months now. I love the fact it is a source distribution, so everything is compiled for your architecture (this is a big issue on my 64bit machine) and you can tailor the system from the get-go. Oh yeah, and it's portage system rocks! Want to install firefox? # emerge mozilla-firefox and you are done, it will download the newest version, compile it, and handle all the dependances. I'd like to see FC do that.

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    there was talk a while ago (like 18-24 months) about making a linux distro for carputers. The vast majority of people here use Epia motherboards and either Xenarc or Lilliput touchscreens. Add drivers for the various more popular GPS units and the XM-PCR and DirectConnect and you'd have something serious.

    But, I know enough about linux to know that I dont know enough. I leave it to you guys.
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    Why don't you combine the mac forum with a *Nix forum. Mac OSX and linux use the same foundation, so it would be a good match

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizardPC
    there was talk a while ago (like 18-24 months) about making a linux distro for carputers. The vast majority of people here use Epia motherboards and either Xenarc or Lilliput touchscreens. Add drivers for the various more popular GPS units and the XM-PCR and DirectConnect and you'd have something serious.

    But, I know enough about linux to know that I dont know enough. I leave it to you guys.
    All of the EPIA series boards are supported by Linux (at least all the functions I've tried.) As far as accessories go, Linux drivers are VERY easy to write, however I won't write them since I don't have any of the hardware you mentioned.

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    I agree that we need a Linux forum. I know enough Linux/*nix to get me by. I have been really seriously considering putting Linux in my car lately.

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    One more user who thinks this is a good idea....

    I too only at this point know enough to get by, but after my current install I was playing with the idea of doing a linux install.
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    I'd like to cast my vote for a *NIX forum. I'd been lurking here for a while before I started posting, and have lamented the lack of more *NIX-specific posts. Would definitely like to see more, and will contribute what I can.

    Been running GNU/Linux since '98. Admin, development, hair-pulling, and everything else. Steep learing curve, sure - but now I'll only touch Windoze if I absolutely must. I think if more people could see the benefits of moving away from Microsoft products (and were willing to invest the time and brain power to learn...), they'd be much happier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0l33l
    Why don't you combine the mac forum with a *Nix forum. Mac OSX and linux use the same foundation, so it would be a good match
    <sigh> No, OSX and GNU/Linux are two very different things. While they share enough similarities to give your average mac user a feeling of smug superiority at using a *NIX system, said users would surely be lost without their GUI.

    OSX is based on one of the BSDs (which one escapes me).
    Linux started out as a Minix clone.

    Sure, if you go back far enough, they both have a common ancestry in some ancient UNIX, but to talk about that would be silly.

    To whoever is going to decide whether or not there's to be a *NIX forum: Please don't combine mac and *NIX! Productive discussions about the platform are more important than, "Where do I click to do make the music play?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubicon
    <sigh> No, OSX and GNU/Linux are two very different things. While they share enough similarities to give your average mac user a feeling of smug superiority at using a *NIX system, said users would surely be lost without their GUI.

    OSX is based on one of the BSDs (which one escapes me).
    Linux started out as a Minix clone.
    Hey don't be so quick there... Long time FreeBSD user here! OS X is based pretty much directly on FreeBSD with a Mach kernel.. See http://www.apple.com/macosx/tiger/unix.html for more info... And if a *nix forum was up and running there would be no reason why Mac OS X users couldn't use most of the software we'd be running on *nix.

    That said no I don't think they should be combined either.. the Mac users could pop in for a chat and some more advanced advise I'd guess!
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