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    Not for linux? yaaawwwn.



    Ok its YAWO-GPS, yet-another-windows-only GPS.

    No matter what features it has, my response is YAAAAWWWWNN.

    Not for mac, not for linux, and I don't use WINE or any of that crap.

    Really, I expected streetdeck to be something new, hell I'll just use iguidance if I'm on windoze.

    Cmon linux fans, lets do GPS for the power user, but faggettabout that gpsDrive app, that thing sucks.

    Streetdeck for windoze, who cares?

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    A lot of people care.. If your looking for a gps app that runs under linux, and the current slew of crap doesnt work for you, why not code YACLGATDWAP (Yet another crap linux gps app that doesn't work as promised).. I'd would be awesome it apps could magicly work on different platforms, I'm sure all the developers in the world would love this, but its something that doesnt happen instantly when you compile your app..

    The work being done with Wine + StreetDeck is progressing well, why not help with this if you dont like the current solution?

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    Roadnav is actually pretty slick, in my opinion. It doesn't have many features, but it can at least show your position. I think what linux needs before it needs a GPS app is a Roadrunner skin compatible frontend. If I had that, windows would be gone from my carputer for good.

    http://roadnav.sourceforge.net/

    I take that back about not many features, it actually has quite a few features, it just doesn't look super pretty

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    Honestly if you knew anything about windows or linux you'd know that windows is the perfect platform for streetdeck. Period.
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    Each OS mentioned above has its strenghts... and weaknesses.

    Streetdeck should apeal to the masses. Windows is for the masses.

    I run XP, OSX and Redhat each for their own "strenghts". To ***** that Streetdeck does not run on other platforms is kind of rediculous.

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    There currently is a user out there trying to convert Streetdeck to Linux, but is running into problems with DirectX 9.0b on linux (Streetdeck is compiled with that and linux is lacking...) and also Streetdeck has active protection against disassemblers, so I don't know how far he will get. You might want to ask him on that thread if he got any farther.

    And from a logical point of view, why would you code something to be commercially available for only like 5% of the users which includes OSX and various Linux distros? You want money to rebuild some of the developement and advertising costs, as well as profit! So the obvious choice is windows. If windows was really that bad, then why do most people in the world use it?!

    And seeing as how it will be in your car, security loop holes and everything don't matter. Nobody is going to be hacking into your mobile car. And if you use Streetdeck, then you probably won't ever be wading through XP once you get it set up. So if you like Streetdeck then install windows and use it. I can almost guarentee that you won't be using the OS nomatter what kind for anything but running your front-end.
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    Here is that thread I was talking about: StreetDeck on Linux.
    Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
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    How stupid to come in the SD forum and post that it sucks because it doesn't run on Linux.. If you need to complain so badly ... go code your own front end! Try contributing instead of just complaining!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    And seeing as how it will be in your car, security loop holes and everything don't matter. Nobody is going to be hacking into your mobile car.
    Not yet at least. But I can see the day (very soon) when even a mobile version of the OS will be attacked. Think about it. It's already started. Functionality in most front ends for user to access the internet (through their cell phone or WiFi) is already here, and it's only going to get more used as it becomes easier to stay connected _ALL_ the time.
    Anyhoo, to get back on topic, you're right. making SD for WinXP was the best chioce from a financial standpoint. There guys are out to make money with the product. Why soot yourself in the foot by making a linux native only version, when windows version can be so much more profitable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outsider787 View Post
    Not yet at least. But I can see the day (very soon) when even a mobile version of the OS will be attacked. Think about it. It's already started. Functionality in most front ends for user to access the internet (through their cell phone or WiFi) is already here, and it's only going to get more used as it becomes easier to stay connected _ALL_ the time.
    lol.. you make it sound as if next week we'll need to be looking out for strange black cars following us around as we drive, trying to compromise our open wireless networks. "I've got root access! Look at all those sweet .mp3s! Well, not much else to see here!"
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