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    Vote for the Best Forum-made Products and Programs here.

    We would like to know from all forum members:

    What are the top 5 products and software programs (may be both) that forum members have produced. Which have been the most useful or interesting?


    And let's just say of all time as I am unsure if this has been asked before. We appreciate all comments or pm me...if you don't want to publicly post.

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    Road Runner.
    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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    In no particular order:

    1) Fusion Brain
    2) ObdLink (Does that count? He's a forum member afterall)
    3) RevFE (C'mon, I HAVE to.)
    4) XPort (Only because it works great for so many other people than I)

    I'll think of more and edit later
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    Have to look at what I use.

    1. RoadRunner (Not RideRunner)
    2. FreeDrive
    3. Xport
    4. TMS by RobbyBMW
    5. PDC by RobbyBMW

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    1. Road Runner community development
    2. FreeDrive esp v.1.06
    3. Fusion Brain/ RRFusion combo
    4. USB TPMS
    5. Capture!
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    1. LinuxICE <-- Come on, it's a friggen OS!
    2. Roadrunner
    3. Fusion Brain
    4. OBDGPSLogger
    5. Carbon

    LinuxICE may not be as useful as Roadrunner (yet). But because it's a self contained OS with near limitless potential, I think it's by far the most ambitious project in this forum. To illustrate it's scope, 1-5 on every single person's list before my post is encompassed in the LinuxICE project.

    Also note, LinuxICE isn't my brainchild, it was born by the mp3car community. I just believe in it and work on it.
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    1. Road Runner. I think this piece of software truly jump started the carpc scene. Finally something that can replace the radio and is usable. I cant believe I used to run an oversized winamp skin + a clock widget on the standard XP desktop before I found out about RR. Huge community support, looks great, lots of customizability yet you dont need to be a rocket scientist to use it. Even though I use CF now, I have to say RR is by far the best free front end hands down and will probably be the best for years to come. The huge user community for RR speaks for itself.

    2. Serial port shutdown controller. I dont think anyone uses this anymore, but before I had a DC-DC, this neat utility made my bulky inverter based carpc feasible.

    3. Fusion Brain

    4. FreeICE. Not sure what happened to this FE, but it had alot of potential.

    5. Capture!

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    1. Gotta agree with Kev on LinuxICE as it is a true community developed OS for in car computing. I'd subtract points only for it not being as full featured -yet.

    2. Old-school is Frodoplayer. Talk about the early standard!

    3. Fusion Brain

    4. XPort

    5. RideRunner

    Each one is a community developed slice of problem solving heaven.
    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
    Want to:
    -Find out about the new iBug iPad install?
    -Find out about carPC's in just 5 minutes? View the Car PC 101 video

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    1) OpenMobile (if we are counting in-development prodocts/software as well)
    2) Fusion Brain (come on, so much potential and uses there)
    3) LinuxICE (i have tons of respect for anything Linux based)
    4 and 5...not sure yet...may edit later

    Note: My first vote is not because I am working on it, but because I truly believe the vision of Justchat_1 for the software he is developing for this community, using this communities support. Anything opensource gets my vote.
    And if I could create an award for most relative poster to these boards, a poster who strives to further the capabilities of others, and to educate others, I would have to once again go with Justchat_1. And a honourable mention to the lovely Heather, for always being such a help to me and to others on these boards.

    Thats my $0.02...or $0.10 seeing as how long this is...
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    - Original OpenMobile Interface Designer

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    Surprise noone mentioned DSATX!
    My list:
    LinuxICE
    DSATX
    Centrafuse (community based?)
    Xport
    Capture!
    Road Runner
    all this hype with openmobile, i'll have to check it out.

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