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    MacCar Forum Noob Intro

    Hello everyone!

    I put an intro of myself on the welcome page, but I have since decided to go with a Mac Mini set-up I thought I post up an intro here as well.

    I have a 2004 Saab 9-3 Aero.

    I currently in the research phase, I am planning to to do a glovebox mounted mac mini setup (My car's glovebox is air cooled) with an integrated dash monitor.

    I have changed my goals in the project to focus on what seems realistic to me.

    I would like to have:

    Touchscreen
    XM Radio
    MP3 playback
    DVD playback

    I would like Nav but research is showing not much good for the Mac so I think I will skip it for now.

    ODBII stuff and virtual gagues would be sweet, but I think I might abandon that as it does not seem realistic.

    Anyway, just wanted to say hi.

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    all of that is plenty realistic if somebody just had the mind to program it. the front end that I program has high hopes for all that, but its just a baby; only a couple of months old but it already does a pretty good job on music I think. After release 6 I plan to start the XM radio module, that is if the offer to loan me an XM receiver is still on the table.
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    I can send you the source code for an XM player in Java that a friend of mine wrote, if you think that would be helpful.

    @Adouglas - welcome and while it isn't the best, Roadnav does work for the Mac. Also, Google Earth makes a fine nav system if you have internet or are willing to cache ahead of time.
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    Thanks BugByte, that would be great.

    Your setup/install is what inspired me to go with the Mini Mac.

    I am no computer building whiz so the ease of a 'built' machine (mini mac) was a no brainer for me.

    I have alot more research ahead of me, I will try to get the thousands of questions I have down to a few dozen before I start clogging the forums with my noobness.

    I will post a shopping list for critique/advice in the near future.

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    If you decide to run windows in parallels, then you open up for great nav software, sirius or xm radio, virtual guauge software/hardware (see sig) and obdii.

    I had someone PM me a while ago trying to make the FB mac compatible, but I am not sure they got anywhere. If it does become compatible, I will let you know if you are interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte View Post
    I can send you the source code for an XM player in Java that a friend of mine wrote, if you think that would be helpful.

    @Adouglas - welcome and while it isn't the best, Roadnav does work for the Mac. Also, Google Earth makes a fine nav system if you have internet or are willing to cache ahead of time.
    was that addressed to me? if so i would certainly have a look. I don't know java but im sure i could glean something useful
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    If you decide to run windows in parallels, then you open up for great nav software, sirius or xm radio, virtual guauge software/hardware (see sig) and obdii.
    I have read about that (running windows in parallels) in my research.

    It has never occurred to me to do something like this as I use Macs in my day to day computing. (and I dislike windows)

    How difficult is it to run on windows in parallels?

    Does then open up all the PC front ends to me as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeonDev View Post
    all of that is plenty realistic if somebody just had the mind to program it. the front end that I program has high hopes for all that, but its just a baby; only a couple of months old but it already does a pretty good job on music I think. After release 6 I plan to start the XM radio module, that is if the offer to loan me an XM receiver is still on the table.
    I know of someone working on sirius code for the mac if you have any interest in adding that to your frontend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADouglas View Post
    How difficult is it to run on windows in parallels?

    Does then open up all the PC front ends to me as well?
    It's pretty easy and yes it opens all the PC front ends to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machinehead View Post
    I know of someone working on sirius code for the mac if you have any interest in adding that to your frontend.
    if they don't mind sharing I would love to take a look
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