Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Nov 2006 14:58 UTC, submitted by anonymous
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Microsoft will make a surprise announcement at the Nov. 1 launch of Windows CE 6.0, according to the Web's rumor-mill. In what would be its most substantial nod to the open-source movement, Microsoft is rumored to be opening up CE 6.0's entire kernel as 'shared source'. Update: It's official.
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Only the kernel?
by sbenitezb on Wed 1st Nov 2006 15:16 UTC
sbenitezb
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2005-07-22

That means nothing. Windows without the user interface is completely useless.

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v RE: Only the kernel?
by Sphinx on Wed 1st Nov 2006 15:21 in reply to "Only the kernel?"
RE: Only the kernel?
by brother bloat on Wed 1st Nov 2006 15:29 in reply to "Only the kernel?"
brother bloat Member since:
2005-07-06

That means nothing.

I disagree. I think this is a step in the right direction, no matter how small. I'll be interested to see where people go with this (if anywhere).

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RE[2]: Only the kernel?
by Rehdon on Wed 1st Nov 2006 16:25 in reply to "RE: Only the kernel?"
Rehdon Member since:
2005-07-06

"The right direction" leading ... where? Don't be fooled by the "shared source" tag, this has nothing to do with open source.

rehdon

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RE: Only the kernel?
by frood on Wed 1st Nov 2006 16:01 in reply to "Only the kernel?"
frood Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm guessing the idea behind this is that creators of new mobile devices will be able to modify the kernel and use Windows CE rather than using embedded linux.

Edited 2006-11-01 16:01

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