Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jun 2008 08:41 UTC
Windows Windows Embedded? Windows CE? Windows Mobile? I must admit I lost track long ago of which Windows is what in the mobile and/or embedded space, but fact is Microsoft is working hard on bringing new releases in those spaces. It's working on a new Windows XP-based Windows Embedded release, dubbed Windows Embedded Standard 2009, but the company is also working on a Windows Vista-based embedded release.
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REM2000
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2006-07-25

Not a big fan of the the embedded windows systems, as ive seen far to many of these BSOD.

However the bit i really don't understand is the last paragraph, why the heck would you create an embedded system that has to be activated. I thought the whole idea was that these systems are placed into kiosks and other small devices which nine times out of ten don't have an internet connection. So all of these embedded systems will need to be activated off the production line.

sometimes i really wonder who makes these sort of stupid decisions. I can understand to stamp out piracy they would stick it in the client (not a massive fan of having it in servers, but i can understand a little), but an embedded system???

Oh well, just keep pushing people over the linux.

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activation?
by bolomkxxviii on Mon 9th Jun 2008 10:39 UTC
bolomkxxviii
Member since:
2006-05-19

This just proves microsoft has gone off the deep end. Activation of an OS that is burned into the unit? How would people pirate this? What would you install it on? I mean, where do you find a Windows mobile capable device without a version of Windows mobile already on it? DUMB!!!

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activation/embedded
by Ithamar on Mon 9th Jun 2008 10:50 UTC
Ithamar
Member since:
2006-03-20

They are probably trying to protect against pirated versions of their software being _shipped_ on devices, i.e. a Chinese market only phone using unlicensed Windows Mobile isn't that uncommon....

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v This is an insult
by shadow_x99 on Mon 9th Jun 2008 12:26 UTC
RE: This is an insult
by StephenBeDoper on Mon 9th Jun 2008 21:16 UTC in reply to "This is an insult"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

As a resident of New Brunswick (the province next door to Quebec), it seems pretty appropriate to me ;)

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RE[2]: This is an insult
by shadow_x99 on Tue 10th Jun 2008 00:10 UTC in reply to "RE: This is an insult"
shadow_x99 Member since:
2006-05-12

Charming...

Edited 2008-06-10 00:15 UTC

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RE[3]: This is an insult
by StephenBeDoper on Tue 10th Jun 2008 00:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: This is an insult"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

I guess it's a good thing I didn't post a comment about the Plains of Abraham...

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RE[2]: This is an insult
by google_ninja on Tue 10th Jun 2008 01:19 UTC in reply to "RE: This is an insult"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

ROFL!
(lived in quebec for 12 years, just moved back to toronto)

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v OS X
by Network23 on Mon 9th Jun 2008 12:31 UTC
RE: OS X
by pxa270 on Mon 9th Jun 2008 13:45 UTC in reply to "OS X"
pxa270 Member since:
2006-01-08

This is just an update to XP embedded, which has been around for ages (and succeeded NT embedded). You do realize this is mainly used in industrial, mostly single-purpose applications, not for your phone or tablet, right?

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XP Embedded
by miscz on Mon 9th Jun 2008 12:45 UTC
miscz
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2005-07-17

A lot of people seem to confuse XP/Vista Embedded with Windows Mobile/CE. Embedded XP/Vista are just desktop versions stipped out of unnecessary components, you can run regular Windows apps on them, and usually vice-versa - although then can be some protection, for example for games from arcade machines (modern ones seem to mostly use XP Embedded these days) so that you can't run them on unauthorized machines.
There's still little point to have whole activation scheme but I guess OEMs will get the deals that let them skip it.

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RE: XP Embedded
by bolomkxxviii on Tue 10th Jun 2008 10:28 UTC in reply to "XP Embedded"
bolomkxxviii Member since:
2006-05-19

Why is it called embedded if it isn't embedded into the device? Way to go MS!

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Nice code name!
by werfu on Mon 9th Jun 2008 13:08 UTC
werfu
Member since:
2005-09-15

Nice code name, still it should have been better used for a product going out this year, as it's Quebec City 400th foundation anniversary. (400equebec.com)

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RE: Nice code name!
by chiwaw on Mon 9th Jun 2008 17:17 UTC in reply to "Nice code name!"
chiwaw Member since:
2006-02-05

Or ... with a code name like that this project is poised to end up an expensive failure.

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RE[2]: Nice code name!
by shadow_x99 on Tue 10th Jun 2008 00:11 UTC in reply to "RE: Nice code name!"
shadow_x99 Member since:
2006-05-12

Charming...

Edited 2008-06-10 00:15 UTC

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vista <-> embedded
by p13. on Mon 9th Jun 2008 15:42 UTC
p13.
Member since:
2005-07-10

This is somewhat funny, albeit in a slightly frustrating and unnerving way.

Maybe vista "embedded" will run as fast as XP does on a regular machine huh?

Will they require dual core processors in thin terminals now?

Come on, give me a break.

- Kevin

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