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    Question Linux version of Media Engine

    Is there going to be a Linux version of Media Engine?

    The reason I ask is because I find a Windows XP install a bit to much for a Carputer. I want a OS that takes no more than 500Mb on a install. (less sources causes less trouble). With Linux you can decide yourself how big your OS install is.

    To all the Windows XP users:
    - Stays your system stable or do you have to reboot a lot of times?
    - How about scandisk, is this bottering you everytime your system doesn't shut down the way it should (abrupt shotdown)??


    I haven't decided wich OS I will use yet. I like dashPC but love the Media Engine interface.
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    don't think there is a linux version. But has anyone tried it in WINE?

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    http://www.dashpc.com/ may help..

    Terran

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    Originally posted by ccsnet
    http://www.dashpc.com/ may help..

    Terran
    I know the site, see the link in my sign. Like it but the looks sucks compared to Media Engine.

    I like Windows XP a lot, but it's a shame it takes zo much disk space. Therefore I'm thinking about Linux. Mayby I will combine DashPC and Media Engine....

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    there probably will never be a linux version.. unless wine includes a lot of high level api calls in it.

    Look for xplite when it comes out.. you'll be able to scale down the XP install to under 500megs i'm sure
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    You could just use Win 98, you can install that in less than 100mb and its perfectly stable as long as your not contantly installing and uninstalling software.
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    I've made my decision, it's going to be Linux. I.m not so happy with win98 or winme. Everything I want can be done with linux.
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    when you get your linux box going. try media engine in WINE.. I am currious myself to see if it works.. although i doubt it will

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    Originally posted by unrealer33
    when you get your linux box going. try media engine in WINE.. I am currious myself to see if it works.. although i doubt it will
    Never knew that existed, thanks. I'll try it. First I have to get an other HDD.

    At first I was thinking about changing the shell of DashPC to something like Media Engine. Now I'll try WINE first.
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    ME will not work with a standard version of wine. Someone in #mp3car install lindows and couldn't run 1.77 so you will never be able to run 2.0.

    I want to make a player in SDL. THat way it can run on linux/mac/windows.
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