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    Quote Originally Posted by tripzero View Post
    It was more complete than MeeGo's first release for IVI by a long-shot .
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    Quote Originally Posted by tripzero View Post
    Well, one attempt has been made, and I consider it very successful. LinuxICE achieved all it's goals: to demonstrate openice technologies in a self contained, easy to use linux-based distribution. We did that, and I consider that a big win. It's still the most usable and feature rich Linux-based solution for the car available today. It was more complete than MeeGo's first release for IVI by a long-shot.

    Now if your criteria for win/fail are "does it run iguidance", than yes, LinuxICE was an epic fail .
    How about failed in the sense that it didn't provide a uniform UI that was safe for in car use...development ended before it could get close Either way...meego IVI is little more then a fancy taskbar-and fails miserably with a standardized interface as well...and linuxice lacked support for hd radio, ipods and quite a few other areas that a basic headunit provides. There has yet to be a linux soltuion that could compete with either a windows front end...or a regular headunit...OM included (in its current state).

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    What happened to the posts on this tread? lol.

    Here's how OM would work better for you:

    the Zotac 9300 has the Nvidia geforce 9300 GPU on it (Have the exact same board with C2D E7200, currently peaks at 1% using OM). OM renders using full opengl hardware acceleration. CF doesn't even know the GPU exists. So you have a more than adequate board, but are handcuffing it by forcing it to use your CPU for everything. In the future you may consider adding multiple zones to your ride (to appease your gadget freakyness) for passengers. OM will allow you to use the Zotac to power every zone with GPU acceleration leaving the CPU to just do the calculations for each zone. With CF, your CPU will be working 3 times as hard, and performance is going to suffer, and may require you to install ANOTHER computer to support the zones.

    OM currently supports multi-zone, Speech, embedded navigation, music, video, pandora streaming, cameras, contacts, wifi, radio, weather, etc... etc...

    Bluetooth sync is written and will be implemented in a future release.

    and its free and open source to the community.
    At the moment I do have touchscreen headrests connected to two independent pcs, but I'm looking at running both on one PC with VMWare or VB etc.

    The thing is, those boxes aren't high powered or have a decent graphics card... Would that mean OM wouldn't be able to be used on them? If so, this is a major issue as the majority of users on this forum want cheap, low powered carpcs rather than anything flashy, expensive and power hungry (as the Zotac is compared to certain via/atom alternatives).

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    It was moved to this thread:
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/open...ml#post1415632

    I'll reply there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justchat_1 View Post
    How about failed in the sense that it didn't provide a uniform UI that was safe for in car use...development ended before it could get close Either way...meego IVI is little more then a fancy taskbar-and fails miserably with a standardized interface as well...and linuxice lacked support for hd radio, ipods and quite a few other areas that a basic headunit provides. There has yet to be a linux soltuion that could compete with either a windows front end...or a regular headunit...OM included (in its current state).
    linuxice did support ipods/usb devices and the gtk apps were provided as convenience apps for setup/configuration purposes. It had a terminal for development/testing, not for use while driving . However, because nGhost used a mobile window manager and unique task switcher, using such apps was arguably safer than it would be in windows. It was the fastest OS+FE combination out there and had by far the best multitasking. Worked a lot better in my car than any headunit I've owned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tripzero View Post
    linuxice did support ipods/usb devices and the gtk apps were provided as convenience apps for setup/configuration purposes. It had a terminal for development/testing, not for use while driving . However, because nGhost used a mobile window manager and unique task switcher, using such apps was arguably safer than it would be in windows. It was the fastest OS+FE combination out there and had by far the best multitasking. Worked a lot better in my car than any headunit I've owned.
    Not arguing that...it was certainly a giant step forward for linux carPCs...I just think there were some important missing features. Oh and usb drive support !=ipod support. They have a proprietary database you have to read to access cover art and playlists. Iphones and ipod touches can't even be detected by linux (apples special protocol). But all of this isn't really related to the thread, so if we need to continue it i'll split it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justchat_1 View Post
    Not arguing that...it was certainly a giant step forward for linux carPCs...I just think there were some important missing features. Oh and usb drive support !=ipod support. They have a proprietary database you have to read to access cover art and playlists. Iphones and ipod touches can't even be detected by linux (apples special protocol). But all of this isn't really related to the thread, so if we need to continue it i'll split it off.
    Yeah, this is rather offtopic... album art worked if it was embedded (imho, as it should be) in the audio metadata. Playlists, you are right, nGhost didn't do anything with that evil xml thing they call a db. iphones/ipod touches have been supported in linux for quite some time. You could even sync wirelessly with your iphone in linux which you still can't do in windows/macOSx. I don't know where support is today, but I doubt it's very far behind what's available on other platforms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tripzero View Post
    Yeah, this is rather offtopic... album art worked if it was embedded (imho, as it should be) in the audio metadata. Playlists, you are right, nGhost didn't do anything with that evil xml thing they call a db. iphones/ipod touches have been supported in linux for quite some time. You could even sync wirelessly with your iphone in linux which you still can't do in windows/macOSx. I don't know where support is today, but I doubt it's very far behind what's available on other platforms.

    Apple disgusts me and I no longer have any Apple products save my original ipod 1G.
    Actually only jailbroken ipods/itouchs with an openSSH shell were supported over wifi-which really doesn't count as support. When actually plugged in they still arent recognized although the gtkpod project has been making some significant progress.

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