Dont know if this helps but mcrosoft has this xp embeded eval for downloadxp embeded linkOriginally Posted by Doggyboy
Has anybody any idea if windows for mobile devices would work on "carputer". It would be great if you could get it working in your carpc, this would mean a instant boot . What are the limitations for this to work? I'm just starting to build my system and looking every possible thing to make it faster and the best that I can. These mobile solutions can play music, movies, support touchscreens,etc. So only thing is, can you install it to normal pc?
If I can assume that you are talking about Windows CE, you probably could hack together a version that works, but it does require some knowledge of assembling Microsoft OS components for a specific device.
(Un?)fortunately, Windows CE is a stripped down version of Windows - normal Windows programs will not work on Windows CE, and vice-versa. You can write fair cross-compatible programs (I have written a few), but it's a bit more time consuming then normal. Also remember that part of the speed of these mobile devices is due to a lack of hard drive (almost everything is based on RAM/ROM and additional CF cards or other removeable media).
XP Embedded is probably a better choice, and you can have virtually "instant-on", but there is a fairly high price tag for purchasing the system. Windows CE Platform builder CDs, on the other hand, are actually free - well, cost me $8.95 in shipping for the dozen or so CDs!
You might want to check out a thread posted recently by Churnopol (I think) about creating a "light" version of Windows 2K ... the link to the instructions are here ...
This seems like the best solution so far - Churnopol is experiencing 12 sec load times!
Thank you i was postn' about a homemade version of 2000lite.Originally Posted by GTC
But Doggyboy the dream of Windows having an instatnt boot seems to be impossible (at a bugetters standpoint) I wouldn't waste $99,999 on eXP just to knock off 20 seconds of boot time.
But a cool alternative is to take an internet appliance pad and put linux on it. An example would be 3com's Audrey.
There's also iPad hacking and Apple iPod hacks as well. The iPad was an internet appliance with a touchscreen and 811.2b for under $100. But hacksites about this device are slowly dieing.