nGhost Media Center 2.0 RC1 - The desktop for you car
Look it's a frontend, it's a media center, it's a desktop?
Yes, nGhost2.0, the "un-frontend" has reached release canidate quality. I've included screenshots and commentary:
for those unfamiliar with the work, nGhost is a new paradigm in car entertainment, Frontend as a Desktop. It's a core element in the operating system interface rather than a "mask" over it. It also introduces the idea of a Desktop as a Server. nGhost speaks with other applications and can even talk with other cars running nGhost to share information like traffic, weather, etc.
On top of that, nGhost has more configuration options to make your mother's ears bleed. 4 memory managment modes including daemon mode (no gui), multiple media backends (mplayer, phonon), and a billion ways to customize it on a skin level including filtering the media listbox to your id3-tag's delite.
if you feel the urge, digg it: http://digg.com/linux_unix/nGhost_Me...p_for_your_car
or even nominate it as one of sf.net's community choice projects:
(this version is dedicated to 2k1Toaster for obvious reasons)