View Poll Results: Which front ends do you think are the best?

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  • AutoTouch

    8 0.98%
  • Centrafuse

    194 23.66%
  • FrodoPlayer

    52 6.34%
  • MediaCruiser

    6 0.73%
  • Media Engine

    21 2.56%
  • Mobile Impact

    19 2.32%
  • Mobile Media Center

    4 0.49%
  • NeoCar Media Center

    4 0.49%
  • PyCar

    2 0.24%
  • RoadRunner

    473 57.68%
  • V.O.I.C.E.S.

    2 0.24%
  • StreetDeck

    90 10.98%
  • None of the above

    19 2.32%
  • Other

    33 4.02%
  • Freeway (Added 29 Aug 06)

    6 0.73%
  • ICT (Added 16 Nov 06)

    9 1.10%
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    Which of these front ends can run natively on Linux?

    I really like the way Road Runner looks and how well everyone talks about it, but I'm a Linux user. I flat out to refuse to use any Microsoft products (for my own personal reasons - not trying to start an OS debate here).

    Will Road Runner work natively on Linux? If so, where is the code/package? If not, then what others will?

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyGalbreath View Post
    Which of these front ends can run natively on Linux?
    None. They are all for Windoze.

    I really like the way Road Runner looks and how well everyone talks about it, but I'm a Linux user. I flat out to refuse to use any Microsoft products (for my own personal reasons - not trying to start an OS debate here).
    Your choices are severely limited. Have you looked at the Linux forum here?

    Will Road Runner work natively on Linux? If so, where is the code/package? If not, then what others will?
    See above.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    None. They are all for Windoze.
    Lame.

    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    Your choices are severely limited.
    Even lamer.

    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    Have you looked at the Linux forum here?
    Not in depth yet. 98% of my focus is strictly power management right now (planning stages). I'll have to head over in there soon and browse around.
    -Billy

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    I like MediaEngine. It works good
    Get MediaEngine !!!
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    Road Runner for sure!

    Well I have to toss my vote in for RR as well. I have tried SD, Frodo, CF and the likes over the past few years.

    After I found RR, and installed it, the magic began being able to totally customize it!

    I dare say there is not a single other FE out there with all of the features that RR presently has.

    100% skinable (Not just the colors and graphics, but the ability to put anything you want, anywhere you want.

    Supports full transparency, as well as bmp, jpg, png, gif ect for the skins as well as images loaded into the skin

    COM Interface to send commands between RR and any other COM enabled program or script.

    the slick new iLists that work exactly as scrolling on the iPhone

    Browse by album art

    VERY tiny foot print (Road Runner .exe is only 650k!!!!), and very very CPU friendly. (If I hit Ctrl Alt Del, RR is usually around 1-2%)

    Music contained in a database, and is super fast to search. Sort by genre, artist, album, song ect ect (To be released to the masses soon).

    Built in ability for speech recognition and text to speech

    ability to use any GPS program you want (iGuidance, Destinator, Map Point, Streets & Trips ect)


    Add the ability to add extension plugins, and the ability to write scripts to interact with RR and the possibilities are endless!

    I actually have RR running on an in-wall touch screen and interfaced with my Home Automation program. This allows a lot of stuff! WHen there is motion at the front door, RR switched to the camera view to show me who is there, as well as being able to control the lights in the house as well as the sprinklers outside and a crapload more.



    I realize this is not CarPC related, but just an example on just how flexible RR is!
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    Can ANY other FE do all that.....think real hard.....

    The answer is a definite NO!
    RideRunner...The #1 FE, PERIOD.

    Current Project: DFXVoice [v1.0 Released]
    Next in line: RRMedia v2.0

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    JohnWPB......that is a true sign you have WAY too much time on your hands!

    Streetdeck fan here, but I gotta jump in with the other guys. For customizing ability and widest range, my vote would be RR too. That is IF you don't mind taking a lot of time getting everything you want to work together. It is definitely (by FAR) the most versatile.

    RR is the closest to being the "killer" front end.
    My opinion is my own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielkh View Post
    RR is the closest to being the "killer" front end.
    Correction.....RR IS the Killer FE.
    RideRunner...The #1 FE, PERIOD.

    Current Project: DFXVoice [v1.0 Released]
    Next in line: RRMedia v2.0

    DFX 5.1.1 Skin
    Appstore Link

    My RideRunner Plugins
    RRMedia
    RRExtended
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    I have RR and centrafuse instaled , but i use CF much more often.

    Its a matter of taste, and i use the car pc mainly just for Music and Gps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWPB View Post
    Well I have to toss my vote in for RR as well. I have tried SD, Frodo, CF and the likes over the past few years.

    After I found RR, and installed it, the magic began being able to totally customize it!

    I dare say there is not a single other FE out there with all of the features that RR presently has.

    100% skinable (Not just the colors and graphics, but the ability to put anything you want, anywhere you want.

    Supports full transparency, as well as bmp, jpg, png, gif ect for the skins as well as images loaded into the skin

    COM Interface to send commands between RR and any other COM enabled program or script.

    the slick new iLists that work exactly as scrolling on the iPhone

    Browse by album art

    VERY tiny foot print (Road Runner .exe is only 650k!!!!), and very very CPU friendly. (If I hit Ctrl Alt Del, RR is usually around 1-2%)

    Music contained in a database, and is super fast to search. Sort by genre, artist, album, song ect ect (To be released to the masses soon).

    Built in ability for speech recognition and text to speech

    ability to use any GPS program you want (iGuidance, Destinator, Map Point, Streets & Trips ect)


    Add the ability to add extension plugins, and the ability to write scripts to interact with RR and the possibilities are endless!

    I actually have RR running on an in-wall touch screen and interfaced with my Home Automation program. This allows a lot of stuff! WHen there is motion at the front door, RR switched to the camera view to show me who is there, as well as being able to control the lights in the house as well as the sprinklers outside and a crapload more.



    I realize this is not CarPC related, but just an example on just how flexible RR is!
    I'd be interested in hearing more about this, to be honest. What kind of setup do you have going on there?

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