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    Quote Originally Posted by CraziFuzzy View Post
    no, not necessarily, there's also little reason for a 64-bit os in a carpc. not going to use that much ram, and there are no 64-bit apps for it. All it does is complicate driver compatibility.
    I agree, that is so over kill. Powering the thing reliably will also be an issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by CraziFuzzy View Post
    I would second the recomendation for a stripped down winxp. Best boot times possible if you go with the EWF/HORM route (basically, as long as it takes to read your amount of RAM from the harddrive and reset driver states, and you're up). Also, guaranteed same state every time... much more 'appliance' like.
    I use a semi stripped down version of XP. I only removed the language packs. The best way to get fast boot times is to tweak the OS, which has been discussed in the forum. Infact here is one link: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/oper...-msconfig.html
    EWF and HORM are awesome because if anything goes wrong, you simply reset and the PC will go back to the original state. Same thing if you get a virus, simply turn off the PC and turn it back on and the virus is gone. On my main system I didn't like the idea to writing to the RAM because I use alot of the RAM for graphics, so that system was only tweaked and gets good boot time (about 20 seconds or less), even though I have 26 USB devices connected to it.

    Now my setup is also going to have 6 additional PC connected, basically one for each passenger. i am going to use EWF and HORM with those, because I want to be able to simply turn them off and on since they use a adapter like a laptop. This way if the passenger messes up on his unit or I decide to simply shut off those units, I can right away. Bad thing about EWF is that if you install something while EWF is on, then it wont save. If you forget and decide to install say adobe reader, then power off, when you turn it back on, adobe will not be there because it was written to RAM.

    Quote Originally Posted by drummerian View Post
    sound like ill be going for stripped xp then, would you recommend nlite?

    i figure that the ssd will allow me to get fast times, especially from hibernate. Is it the power settings in windows i need to change so that when the opus 90W powers down it hibernates insted of shutting down fully? thanks!
    NLite is very easy to use, it can also slipstream service packs. My Windows XP CD was like before SP1, and my PC didnt like it at all. Once I used Nlite to take out the language packs, automatically enter my CD key and slipstream SP3, I had no issues ever again.

    Quote Originally Posted by Crinos View Post
    I beg the differ.

    Boot times are better on 64bit system. (Atleast on my Quad Core 2.67Ghz)
    I have not written down the exact numbers, but tested it on the beta of win7

    Linux wise... I have not tested it yet... Perhaps Kev can answer this better?

    There's perhaps, no frontend system that is 64bit... yet... but there will be soon.. My own will be 64-bit only.
    So you have a Quad Core in your car? What do you do in your car, calculate trajectories of asteroids in a neighboring galaxy? LOL, just kidding. I'm curious to how your powering it, and how your cooling it, if its in your car. My install is about the most massive and a quad core would still have been over kill.
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    OK, i see. So is the general consesis go for a stripped version of XP, minlogon it, and then EWF and HORN it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drummerian View Post
    OK, i see. So is the general consesis go for a stripped version of XP, minlogon it, and then EWF and HORN it.
    That sounds like a plan.
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    right, next which front end

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    Quote Originally Posted by drummerian View Post
    right, next which front end
    I can help with that one too! Centrafuse!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very easy to use, setup, and they are soon coming out with version CF3, which is going to be awesome.
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    yeah, i've used centrafuse before, my only quarrell with it is the naviagtion, i just don't like it that much compared with igo 8 on my phone. Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drummerian View Post
    yeah, i've used centrafuse before, my only quarrell with it is the naviagtion, i just don't like it that much compared with igo 8 on my phone. Any ideas?
    you could use the standard CF then use iGuidance.
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    is that easy enough to setup? thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by drummerian View Post
    yeah, i've used centrafuse before, my only quarrell with it is the naviagtion, i just don't like it that much compared with igo 8 on my phone. Any ideas?
    how about igo8 on centrafuse? check out this thread for files and details. takes a little work to get it working, but well worth it. i also have garmin mobile pc "embedded" in centrafuse, but prefer igo8 for it's built-in automatic keyboard and smoothness.


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    oh, and does it also mute the music when it's giving directions? thanks!

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