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    @Turbocad6..........

    I'm not sure what Linux disto you've used before, but Ubuntu isn't quite like that. If you were to take a desktop PC with Ubuntu and compare it with one with Windows XP, it's really not that much different. Actually you'd probably have to compare it with Windows 3.1, where it's mostly graphical, but you have to get into DOS every now and again.

    A person could use Ubuntu and never look at the terminal (command line), unless you have to set something up that's a little more involved. In that case you would hop on Ubuntu forums and look it up, just as you would do on here if you wanted to get something working right on your carputer.

    I've gotten my carputer where it needs to be with windows XP and road runner. I had it running in the car a week or 2 after I built it. But it's taken me 2 years of messing with it here and there to get certain things right. I could have easily have had the exact same experience with the same amount of time spent on a Linux system if there was a working distro comparable to XP with RR at the time I started it, and if it had half of the user support that windows does. The only difference is that the end result would be a more direct, more integrated system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blazini View Post
    @Turbocad6..........

    I'm not sure what Linux disto you've used before, but Ubuntu isn't quite like that. If you were to take a desktop PC with Ubuntu and compare it with one with Windows XP, it's really not that much different. Actually you'd probably have to compare it with Windows 3.1, where it's mostly graphical, but you have to get into DOS every now and again.
    I don't entirely agree with that either. In my view Linux issue has never been that it can't integrate as much GUI based goodness as windows, it's usually driver and hardware support. With the newer releases of Debian, the sub-distros (ubuntu and the like), and others the gap isn't nearly as bad as it used to be, but that rap is hard to shake. Combine that with most "geekish" users at least trying it once only to find their wireless card or something similar in nature isn't installed, isn't supported, research for an hour why/how to fix it, then spend 2 hours on actually fiddling with it to get it to almost integrate properly so it does work with the GUI tools, and that keeps linux in the realm of "close, but hell if I'm running that as my main OS".

    I like debian, especially current test releases as they support far more by default in the kernel, but realistically there are some seriously oddball devices most of us are trying to get working for a CarPC, many of which will either: (a)not function at all, (b)won't have as much functionality as it would with the defacto windows support and driver, or (c) have to wait for someone else to be in the same boat and write something comparable for what you can now already get in a windows FE.

    I wanted linux for my base when I started, and I'll probably bite the bullet and at least TRY this, and probably a full on debian release with just the FE compiled into it. But realistically, I doubt it will be kept installed as I know from experience something fairly basic that I want simply won't work as well as it did in windows even with research and tweaking.

    It's got the same catch-22 issue it's always had, it doesn't have as much as easily because not enough people use it, and people don't use it because it doesn't have as much as easily.
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    So which one do I grab to trial? I assume it's RC1 right?

    LinuxICE2 RC1

    LinuxICE2 Anino Beta2

    LinuxICE2 Anino - Beta1

    LinuxICE2 Anino - Alpha1

    Glad there's torrent links
    New Car PC Build list in progress

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    Yea RC1 would be the latest version

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