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    Quote Originally Posted by Grayscale
    I suggest Windows 2003 It runs so much faster when tweaked! GNU/Linux would be great if there was enough frontend support =\
    2003 servers good, but far too expensive for the car!

    XP Home is a good bet for the cheap licensing
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    Oems can be got cheap - from ebay - just make sure
    to check feed back - I got a legal XP Pro for $75

    I would love to use linux - but it does not lend it self well
    to in car use - and if you have used windows all your life
    like 90% of us - the linux command line is like a foreign
    language

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    Quote Originally Posted by HostileJava
    Define faster. Do you mean boot time, or app switching, responsiveness?
    Well, I believe all three. But the most noticeable difference I have found in responsiveness/app switching.

    I didn't pay for 2k3, I got the Evaluation Beta off of the MS site and then injected 2k3 corporate files into it when it came out
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    id go with xp (pro or home doesnt matter as far as carpc use imo) simply because of speed, stability, and hibernation all rolled into a sleek OS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grayscale
    Well, I believe all three. But the most noticeable difference I have found in responsiveness/app switching.

    I didn't pay for 2k3, I got the Evaluation Beta off of the MS site and then injected 2k3 corporate files into it when it came out

    I find that weird since the OS was designed as a server and is more then likley not optimized for foreground tasks and window switching. I would tend to think that XP with the skinning turned off and only the services you need running would be just as quick if not quicker for apps that you are running and switching through in realtime in the foreground.

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