Help Needed: Mac Mini Carputer
First, I'm a newbie to this board (although I've been reading posts for a while), and am not a programmer or a computer expert. I am generally an XP guy, but I have a lot of interest in the Mac mini as a carputer. If anyone is generous enough to help me out I really appreciate it. My problem is there are so many different threads working on differnt "iDash" (that's what i'll call the mac mini carptuer in this thread) that I'm a little turned around. This, preferably, is what I'd want in a carputer, so if you want to make a suggestion about what my next step should be (I don't even know if i should be using a mac at all), i appreciate it. O yah, and I realize I'll have to buy a lot of accessories and stuff, which is fine, I just don't know what, how, etc. And I'm really confused on the basic frontend stuff for a carputer using mac mini:
All of the below controlled by a touchscreen
am/fm radio and possibly xm
Directly control Ipod
Bluetooth connectivity to phone w/ voice commands (hang up, dial, view contacts, ignore, etc). I think there is a decent software for macs and bluetooth coming out.
WiFi to connect wirelessly to internet
So obvisouly internet browser
Possibly run some form of outlook or other organizer (not necessary, though)
Ability to sync with certain apps on home computer wirelessly (for instance, sync itunes or calender or email, etc.
Ability to power a decent stere system.
Anything else (I feel like I missed something).
Thanks for any advice/help.