Hello, greetings and questions.
Hi, I'm new here and new to car pc's, so I thought I'd just start with a simple introduction. I'm Steve Lake, owner of Raiden's Realm, a Linux tech and tutorial site. I teach Linux, BSD and open source software to people as part of my community service to the FOSS and Linux/BSD communities.
As a Linux and FOSS advocate I'd like to compliment the site owners for their open support of Linux. :peace: It was very nice to come here in search of some car pc information, and find a front page news article discussing a Linux distribution for car pc's that I didn't know about. (PS, You'll be in tomorrow's news on my site. ;)) Plus there's a whole forum dedicated to it too! I like that. So I'm really liking this site already. :D
Now, on to the first newbie question. Brick throwing is permitted if I ask something stupid, since while I'm not new to computers, I am new to car PC's and I'm not sure if they vary much from regular PC's, thus I may ask something that's bluntly stupid, even if I don't intend to until I better understand them. Hence why the bricks are allowed. ;)
But either way, I'm here to learn, so I don't plan to stay dumb about car pc's for long. But most of my research I'm going to do for now will be all for the future when I do eventually build my own carpc. The reason it's all future and not present is because my current car is too old to bother with putting a car pc into it (It's a 12+ year old bailing wire and chewing gum special). However, that doesn't mean I don't want to learn about what's out there, the best choices in hardware, installation, lcd, and more so I'm ready when that time comes.
And since I really don't know where to start, I'm hoping someone can give me a few links to start from so I can read up on car pc's and ultimately use that information to jump off from to find more things and learn all I can, so that when I get the new car, I'll be ready to just basically build, test and install.
Thanks in advance for your time, and if I can offer my knowledge of Linux, BSD and open source software, please don't hesitate to pick my brains for all they're worth. :)