I'm curious do most of you develop for linux/bsd based or windows os's? I personally use a lot of software for linux (xmms for music, freediag for obd ii sensing, gpsdrive for handling the gps, and of course airsnort for finding wireless networks and connecting). I was wondering what software of choice do you have here, and how it performs. I've been meaning to check out the dashpc distro made for in a car, but currently I just play on my laptop, haven't gotten a dedicated computer or touchscreen yet... Maybe some other day...
win xp , using one the front ends on this site, mediacar, frodoplayer, and mmc
hardware: 7"lilli mx440 pci,M10k/160GB/slim-slot DVD-CDRW/Hifonics ZEUS ZX8000,CNX1260,DConnex GPS,Powermate,usb WiFi
software: XP Home/Media Car/RoadRunner/IGuidance 2.0
Car: 2002 Ford Focus SVT
WindowsXP Pro.. Running my own frontend..
overall it seems if you want a full blown feature rich system without to much hassle one should go with linux. when i first started to look into carputers i expected linux to be the king but alas it really doesn't seem to be. I'm probably going to go with windows 2003 enterprise server because I'm a member of MSDNAA so i get it for free, and some claim that it starts up a heck of a lot faster than XP. we'll see though.
don't worry i know i usually don't make much sense
I use Win2k Professional, because I am using older hardware and I didn't want to wait forever to boot.