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    Linux Frontend?

    Has anyone attempted to modify Linux primarily as a CARPC? Most of us have to pay for a windows license and then the software license, but why not modify a linux operating system, so it will look just like a OEM car manufacturers infotainment system?
    Sorry if this has already been posted before and also sorry, but I have never coded anything in my life before!!


    Edit - Ooops noticed a full section! Mods could you delete this thread??

    Cheers

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    I've been using linux for last 2years, it's quick, flexible, and doesn't even need special frontend, you can just customize your window manager to do things.
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    The only problem is the limited application availability for Linux - it is bound to change, but maybe only within the next 2-3 years - i pity, really
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    I wonder what apps you're talking about? RR or SD? yeah, probably won't work properly, but xmms or xmms2, mplayer, xine, all of them work just fine.

    For nav I use iGuidance under wine, it works just fine, there's native navigation software coming out soon - navit, that looks pretty promising.
    What is cool about linux, you can embed whatever you want to into some simple frontend, since all that software is typically open source.

    ...unless you are not able to program in C at all.....
    EPIA TC 1G 256MB 60GB Linux,WindowMaker, Roadnav, Xine, XMMS, iGuidance3
    Lilliput 8", Pharos i360, WUSB11v2.6 WiFi

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