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Introduction to CarPuters

Introduction to CarPuters

What is a CarPuter? In principle a car computer is nothing else than the PC you have sitting on your desktop at home. Maybe a bit more compact, needs lesser power and has some partially customized components. But below the line, a Car-PC is a fully-fledged PC, as you know it all.

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CarPuter Basic Guide

CarPuter Basic Guide

The entry into the CarPuters world can be very hard because in the last years there was an real flood of new products. On the one hand this enables highly individual systems, but on the other hand makes it difficult to get the full picture. This guide shall help you to go the first steps into the CarPuter (Car Computer) subject area.

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Why a CarPuter?

Why a CarPuter?

How can you benefit from a CarPuter (Car Computer), many people are asking. Well, there is always the possibility to buy “complete” navigation systems, like from other companies… But the expenses! Such solutions begin at about 1500-2000 EUR and can not provide you a fraction of what a real CarPuter (Car Computer) can offer.

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CarPuter FrontEnd Software

CarPuter FrontEnd Software

When it comes to carputer software, there are a few front-ends to choose from but the two best choices are Centrafuse and Ride Runner. Both front-ends are updated and actively developed and have an abundance of plug-ins, tweaks and features.

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Windows CE or XPe?

Windows CE is now very much in line with Windows XP and therefore Windows XP Embedded. Do these changes to the underlying Windows CE kernel change the decision process for Windows CE vs. Windows XP Embedded?

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Mini Guide on Carputers (Car Computers)

Interested in putting a computer in your car? Here’s a quick 5 minute tutorial on how to do it.

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