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: Netbook for GPS, stand alone USB run?


zjrog
05-09-2010, 01:38 AM
I picked up a really inexpensive netbook with the single goal of using it for my USB GPS receiver. And the price, $90. Geeks.com (http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=SIL-OE-A732-R&cat=NBB) This runs Windows CE 5.0, has a couple USB ports and a SD card slot that will support up to 16Gb SDHC cards. But doesn't allow any programs to be installed in its 2GB flash memory.

http://www.geeks.com/imageshare/S/300x300/SIL-OE-A732-R-gal.jpg

So I am looking for a freeware GPS program, that works with Windows CE. My USB GPS bug is a Delorme LT-20. And, can be run completely from a USB stick, or from a SD card.

Any ideas? I did look at the idea of converting it to Linux, but the risk of "bricking" it may keep me from that. Great thread for that over at Ubuntu Forums...
(http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1349626)

Its cheap enough to be used strictly for email and internet connections while traveling. It was delivered today and its kinda neat. It feels like a cheapish plastic. But it runs for almost three hours and charges in less than 3. If it will work for GPS, then great it will be easier to make it fit in the ZJ than my fullsize laptop...

cLAYH
06-06-2010, 10:44 PM
I run a HP laptop with a touch screen. Its mounted vertically to the dash in front of the radio with the keyboard folded away behind it.

I run Oziexplorer for software, I believe they make a CE version....

zjrog
06-06-2010, 10:58 PM
Thanks, I'll look into that!

scottericsonon
06-07-2010, 04:37 AM
try google maps........

im running it on my phone (HTC touch pro 2 that i ported to boost) and am pretty pleased with it.....

GPSed is pretty nice too if youd rather have something with tracking.........

zjrog
06-08-2010, 05:13 AM
Like what I see with the Oziexplorer, especially with the CS version. Now to find out if it will work with my Delorme USB receiver...

Streets
07-30-2010, 07:09 PM
I have a tablet pc I am thinking about adding to my GC, I'll take some pics when I tackle that project if youre interested.

zjrog
08-03-2010, 07:17 PM
Unable to get anything to run with this little ARM processor netbook. Mainly because it won't allow installation to the RAM. It is however still useful for basic email and such on the fly...