Hi Guys, it's all impressive stuff here! Gork, great installation! I have an E46 convertible and I want to do something very simmilar. Having read all the thread here I have accumulated some questions to which I would be greatful to get an answer, from you guys.
1) How long does it take the M10000 to boot up?
2) There are now available motherboards with mini-itx form factor that take a pentium-m. Apparently up to 1.1 GHz no active cooling required. I'd like something more powerfull perhaps 1.7 GHz to accelerate boottime for xp to less than 15 sec. Any thoughts/experienses on this?
3) There are mini-itx cases that would fit exactly in the cd-changer position in the trunk. I was contemplating using the above motherboard with some active cooling in this case, in the cd chamnger position. I guess laptops are even smaller and still work and are kept cool, so why not?
4) To linux or not to linux... I am aware of the possibility to boot very fast. In fact I have a phatbox which runs linux and boots in a couple of secs. Impressive! But keeping all the windows xp functionality and sofware versatility is a good argument to endure a bit longer boot times... Any comments? How about bringing windows to standby, istead of "off". Then they would switch on nearly instantaneously...
Coments extremely welcome...