Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Mar 2013 22:32 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Windows "Microsoft today announced via its website the general availability of the Windows Embedded 8 family of operating systems. Extending Windows 8 technologies to a spectrum of edge devices, Windows Embedded 8 helps enterprises capitalize on the Internet of Things with the platform to capture, analyze and act on valuable data across IT infrastructures." So, this is NT-based, and not CE-based, right? Even though I'm currently researching and writing about Psion and Symbian, I'm dreading the day I have to sort through the mess that is Microsoft's mobile and embedded systems. Just check the page for Windows Embedded 8, and look at those names. The heck?
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RE[2]: Disappointed
by robojerk on Wed 20th Mar 2013 23:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Disappointed"
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I don't think how there could be confusion for "embedded" customers. How often do you see embedded PC's at Best Buy, Frys, etc. None. embedded customers are usually IT people. I think if a customer expecting a full blown version of Windows bought an embedded version, they'd probably figure out they messed up pretty quick, I can't even install Adobe Reader XI on a Windows 7 Embedded OS without it complaining.

We're going to be deploying more thin clients here at my work. If they were going to release an ARM based version of embedded so I could run Vmware View, RDP, Citrix, or just browse the web I would definitely be interested (as long as the client I needed supported ARM).. Cheaper hardware, less energy, less heat.

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