I'm Steve from Scotland. I've picked up an old CF18 (mark 4) and plan to mount it in my 4x4 with GPS as I'm often driving over rough, hilly ground and trying to consult maps etc.
I also plan to use it in the house a little and just want a bit of advice to get the most out of it.
It came with XP installed which I find a bit dated, so have temporarily installed the latest Ubuntu Desktop but find it s l o w. I've ordered a special sata converter to fit the CF18 from a nice guy in the Netherlands so I'm able to fit a bigger drive, or possibly SSD. I'm just wondering what's the best OS to go for though, does it work ok with Win 7/8 or is there a Linux version that suits this model better? I'm not overly worried about using the touchscreen, so driver compatibility isn't an issue for that.
Also there a faster cpu that will run in this as well? And also is there no way of me getting it to run with a 2gb stick of DDR2, like any bios updates or such like?
After I get it running the way I like it I'll start looking at GPS options but I think that's enough questions for now lol.
Any help greatly appreciated