Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2012 17:44 UTC
Windows "Microsoft has laid out its roadmap for the next version of Windows Embedded, with a preview of the standard version available to download now. Windows Embedded is the specialized version of the OS that you'll often see running in devices ranging from kiosks and ATMs to car dashboards and medical equipment. It looks like the next version will be labeled with the Windows 8 branding across the board, though it's officially being called Windows Embedded v.Next in Microsoft's press release."
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RE[3]: I have been a fan of CE
by Heard on Fri 9th Mar 2012 19:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I have been a fan of CE"
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Do you know that Embedded Windows 8 is the product that is intended to fill the CE sales band?

Yes, and no. Windows Embedded Compact is intended to fill that. The news item is about Windows Embedded Standard, though. It is intended to fill the Windows XP Embedded kind of brand.

I doubt the real sales figures would bear out any but the most modest uses. We have maybe a few thousand of embedded xp in the US only because the thin client had it.

My company alone sold and will sell literally thousands of computers with Windows Embedded NT, Windows Embedded XP and in the future Windows Embedded Standard 7. And it's not really a big company. I also know of many other companies using it. There is definitely a market for it.

If you think tablet makers are going to rush out and buy it, think again.

No I don't think that it's the right (Windows) OS for tablets. I at least wouldn't go for it for this use case.

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