Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Feb 2012 23:07 UTC, submitted by ronaldst
Windows This is the kind of news just tailor-made for OSNews. After 16 years of trusty service, the venerable Windows CE will be history as far as Microsoft's mobile operating system offering goes - the next major version of Windows Phone will use the NT kernel from Windows 8. As a heavy former Windows PocketPC Mobile CE Ultimate SP2 Edition user, this makes me sad. As a fan of the NT kernel, this makes me happy.
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No more PowerPC?
by pilotgi on Fri 3rd Feb 2012 00:15 UTC
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From the article:

"It may have taken ten years of cleaning, but NT is now ready to power everything Microsoft does - server, desktop/laptop, phone, and I'm fairly sure the next Xbox will run Windows Nt as well (the Xbox and the Xbox 360 currently run completely custom operating systems)."

I'll believe that when I see it. Every major gaming console uses PowerPC architecture, so they're going to have to port everything over if they want to use NT.

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