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    Pocket PC OS for PC?

    I have tried couple GPS softwares and I still like the software for my Pocket PC. The only drawback is that the re-route is taking forever on the PPC as oppose to couple seconds on a PC. Is it possible to run PPC OS on a PC or an emulator that will work with GPS? I can still play video and MP3 on a PPC so it may actually be a better OS for carputer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphaforcex
    I have tried couple GPS softwares and I still like the software for my Pocket PC. The only drawback is that the re-route is taking forever on the PPC as oppose to couple seconds on a PC. Is it possible to run PPC OS on a PC or an emulator that will work with GPS? I can still play video and MP3 on a PPC so it may actually be a better OS for carputer.
    It's possible to run WinCE (which is the underlying pocket PC OS) on intel x86 hardware however the navigation software will not work simply because it is usually compiled for ARM.

    The pocketPC emulators (such as the one built into Visual Studio) doesn't support adding real devices, as far as I know... Also I don't know if it runs a virtual ARM processor.

    Anyway seeing as this topic has been covered a million times... I'll bring something new to the equation that hasn't been covered before.

    http://www.iyonix.com/ or http://www.iyonix.com/iyonix/news/diy.shtml

    Wow this might be a blast from the past... 'Acorn' hardware.. Well it's also available as an ARM software development motherboard, with USB and VGA and Windows CE might run on it... who knows? The lilliput/xenarc drivers will probably work as ARM version are available:

    http://www.egalax.com.tw/support-drivers.htm

    And the motherboard support ATX by the looks of it so an Opus would work:

    http://www.iyonix.com/iyonix/feature...es/info/MB.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by mp3oplecarrier
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    I thought about saying that however he posts in software development rather than GPS/newbie so I thought I'd give him food for thought (see above)
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevieg
    I thought about saying that however he posts in software development rather than GPS/newbie so I thought I'd give him food for thought (see above)
    You're right, my bad...


    Although I did actually spend a couple of weeks of evenings trying to get the pocket pc dev kit to do something worthwhile some time ago!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mp3oplecarrier
    You're right, my bad...


    Although I did actually spend a couple of weeks of evenings trying to get the pocket pc dev kit to do something worthwhile some time ago!

    Steve
    I actually went to the trouble of installing Destinator on my PPC a few days ago. It lasted 5 minutes... how would ppl actually USE it on such a small screen!

    But hey who is up for buying a ARM development board and using Win CE on that.. would be interesting!
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    I was trying to learn assembler on the QL at the time the Archimedes came out and I remember being freaked out by the fact that it had a GUI written in interpreted BASIC!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mp3oplecarrier
    I was trying to learn assembler on the QL at the time the Archimedes came out and I remember being freaked out by the fact that it had a GUI written in interpreted BASIC!
    Haha a few years ago I waas pretty bored actually and due out an old Archimedes with no HDD, it did have a BNC podule though and I had it running a webserver (live on the net for a few weeks!) written in basic straight off a floppy disk!
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