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black prince 12-18-2007 12:43 AM

USB GPS for Laptop
@Hi Karl, I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and
a Happy New Years 2008. I tried to save this in PM, but kept getting a
DEBUG error. Also, want to wish all members of KVCD the same.

I have a old laptop laying around and want to turn it into a mobil GPS
unit using a usb GPS. If you or any members have any suggestions
please post. Thanks


kwag 12-18-2007 02:27 AM

Hi BP!

Yes, I got several repeated PM's from you, so I guess there were some temporary problems with the forum.
Same to you and all members of KVCD.Net ;)

About your notebook, give GOS ( ) a shot :!:
As far as resources, I guess GOS will be better for an older PC/Notebook, because it doesn't use KDE or GNOME. It's based on E17 (Enlightenment), which is lower on system resources and is very fast.
Give it a shot!

EDIT: There's also Gebuntu which looks VERY promising :)
I tried the live CD ant it looks VERY good.
Try that first ;)


black prince 12-24-2007 07:05 PM

A Linux solution for GPS Mobile
@Hi Karl and everyone,

GPSDrive (linux GPS Navigation Software) seems to be a favorite with
most GPS laptop / Pocket PC / PDA linux solutions:
GPSDrive: (free)
Also, for a windows sloution: iGuidance version 4, got great reviews, but cost $109 :cry:
For the GPS device, I chose Globalsat BU-353: ($47+shipping)

And for the laptop: It's a Compaq Armada M300.($135 - $199).
I would like a PocketPC using WinCE

So far, I'm still reviewing more posts and GPS forums. The trade-off of
quick GPS aquire, accurate directions with street announcements and
a customizeable voice announcement, 3-D moving maps with correct
turn chimes is hard to find on the cheap. But i'm getting closer :wink:


black prince 01-24-2008 06:45 PM

Hi Karl Thanks for your help :)


kwag 01-24-2008 09:50 PM


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