My preference is for linux, I'm running Debian. Nav is a bit of a pain, but everything else has been relatively easy. Though googleearth will help with that once I get my net connection going.
Definitely was a lot of digging to configure some aspects though (wireless, dual heads, etc).
It's still in progress, but here are some older pics
and the dashboard
I really just want music and everything else is fairly specific to my setup so rolling my own was the only option that made sense. (Eventually the dash will be on a seperate screen where the gauges are now).
There's more (vids too) on my blog.
At home I almost exclusively use Linux as well (Fedora Core 5, for those interested), while I'm stuck at work with XP Pro.
In my spare time (like I have that) I'm taking a course VB .Net and I actually make my assignments (basic stuff) on my Linux box, on thing called Mono, an implementation of the .Net framework on Linux by Novell.
Now I believe that a lot of the software that is being developped here: Frontends, GPS applications and alike are being written in
VB (either 6 or .Net) which make me wonder if it would be feasable to recompile those applications under Linux and fill some of the needs these (us) Linux-philes have ?
Anyone has 2 cents to add to this?
I would assume it wouldn't work. I think you would run into too many dependancy issues.. like needing iGuidence, Windows Media Player, Internet Explorer, etc.
shotgunefx, I Like the interface. Who designed your layout?