Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Feb 2010 21:01 UTC
Windows Since I'm a little under the weather at the moment, posting is a bit slow on OSNews (yes, a story about Notion Ink's Adam is upcoming!). I'm kind of picking the simple and easy-to-write items for now, and this is most certainly one of them. As some of you might know, Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 7 Series yesterday, a complete reboot of its mobile operating system. While little is known about its internals, it's most likely based on Windows Embedded CE 6.0.
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RE[7]: mmm mmm good
by Fettarme H-Milch on Wed 17th Feb 2010 12:24 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: mmm mmm good"
Fettarme H-Milch
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It doesn't sound like they used a Linux-variant that is actually tuned for embedded use. But more of a general purpose one, normally used for desktops or maybe even servers.

What do you think "tuned for embedded use" even means?
Linux kernels for embedded systems are not total rewrites. Embedded developer Monta Vista does all its work upstream in the Linux kernel -- Monta Vista is one of the biggest kernel contributors.
It's not rocket science to turn off features that are not needed on phones, just as it's not rocket science to turn on or tweak other options.

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