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[3]: Disappointed
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 21st Mar 2013 15:52 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Disappointed"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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The reason to use Windows embedded, is that you don't need as highly skilled developers for simple "embedded" projects. You end up using a Visual Studio for development, and you have all the drivers already written for you. So if you are doing low volume high margin devices, windows embedded can make a lot of sense. At least, that was my focus when evaluating it.

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