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    To get my feet wet ...

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    To try to get a feel for this maddness. Am I correct in thinking that I can take an old laptop, get a touchscreen monitor, hook up a small set of speakers to the laptop, load a front end ... and run the thing sitting on my work desk. I want to try some of the frontends and just get a "feel" for this stuff. And yes ... I am that unknowledgeable.

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    That's exactly what I did before I had the funding to purchase a "real" carputer. Thing is, I just used my regular PC to try the many different front ends, it a hell lot faster to trouble shoot if/when things does go wrong. Plus, a touch screen is not really necessary, just use your mouse, and imagination to imagine what it would be like to stare at the screen when it's 7 inches diagonally and "touching" the buttons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpnkrtn
    OK ... just to define a real Newbie

    To try to get a feel for this maddness. Am I correct in thinking that I can take an old laptop, get a touchscreen monitor, hook up a small set of speakers to the laptop, load a front end ... and run the thing sitting on my work desk. I want to try some of the frontends and just get a "feel" for this stuff. And yes ... I am that unknowledgeable.
    Yes, it's that simple. As noted, you don't really need the touch screen. Just substitute the mouse pointer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by disgruntled
    That's exactly what I did before I had the funding to purchase a "real" carputer. Thing is, I just used my regular PC to try the many different front ends, it a hell lot faster to trouble shoot if/when things does go wrong. Plus, a touch screen is not really necessary, just use your mouse, and imagination to imagine what it would be like to stare at the screen when it's 7 inches diagonally and "touching" the buttons.
    I agree with this whole heartedly. I set up my whole system on my desktop pc and then just redid the whole thing on to my Car PC.It was the easiest way to test things (especially at the beginning when I was using MediaCar/MediaEngine). Now I've settled on CentraFuse, I still run it on my desktop when trying new versions/features before i roll on to my Car PC cos if anything goes wrong, its sooooo much easier to sort out BEFORE it heads to the Ford.

    So yes, use ur laptop or ur desktop "to get a feel for this madness"

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