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7. In-Car Applications > 7.1. Hacks 69–75: Introduction

Hacks 69–75: Introduction

The majority of this book has focused on the hardware side of car PCs, with very little discussion of the software you will actually run on your computer. At first blush you might think that you can run any software you want on your car PC. And though this is technically true, as Chapter 5 points out, most software is designed to be used with a mouse and keyboard and is not easy or safe to use while driving.

For this reason, several clever hackers have designed special software to run on your car PC. This software acts as a frontend to your operating system and applications, and provides a simplified interface with large “touchable” buttons so you can launch an application with a brush of your finger. This chapter covers three of the most popular frontend programs: CENTRAFUSE, Neocar, and FrodoPlayer.


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