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Linux Car PC

  1. Aug 13, 2005 #1

    dduardo

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    This guy installed a pc with gentoo linux in this mazda:

    http://www.timekiller.org/carpc/

    Things he could do:

     
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  3. Aug 13, 2005 #2

    russ_watters

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    I cannot respect a man who pimps out an automatic transmission car. Nevertheless, its pretty cool what he did. The thing is, pretty much all of that can be done on a pocket-PC. I just got an HP IPaq with a bluetooth GPS module. I haven't mounted it yet, but I'm going to soon...
     
  4. Aug 13, 2005 #3

    dduardo

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    Yeah, but can you stream DirecTV to your car? Now that's amazing. All he needs is VOIP.
     
  5. Aug 13, 2005 #4
    The sweetest thing is thats the kind of car I own! woot!
     
  6. Aug 13, 2005 #5

    russ_watters

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    I'm not sure I understand exactly how he did that, but my IPaq came with software for streaming video from a PC...
    Well, since he has the net, he's got the capability, even if he hasn't set it up yet.
     
  7. Aug 13, 2005 #6

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    But with all those gadgets, who has time for shifting gears? :rofl: Did he remember to mount the lit warning sign on the roof of his car? "I'm busy surfing the net, watching TV, talking on the phone, and checking the weather report...GET OUT OF MY WAY!" :biggrin:
     
  8. Aug 14, 2005 #7

    dduardo

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    You didn't know Linux drives the car for him?
     
  9. Aug 14, 2005 #8

    Moonbear

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    :rofl: It would probably be safer that way anyway. Thank heavens he installed Linux instead of Windows if that's the case! :biggrin:
     
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