Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Apr 2008 21:11 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Microsoft has laid out a new roadmap for the development of Windows Embedded at the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley 2008. The Embedded roadmap outlines the "renaming of its family of products and plans for new solutions in key device categories". Kevin Dallaes, general manager of the Windows Embedded Business, explains: "With today's strategic road map announcement, our aim is to present the evolving Windows Embedded product family in an intuitive fashion, making it easier for our customers to choose the right platforms and tools for their needs."
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RE[2]: Low cost PCs?
by Touvan on Thu 17th Apr 2008 16:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Low cost PCs?"
Touvan
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2006-09-01

I would argue that Windows isn't suited for much of anything at its current price point. The simple fact of the matter is that Operating Systems, and even office productivity software, are commodities. They simply don't hold a value that is equal to what MS wants to charge for them. That's been Microsoft's entire problem with Vista. I'd actually pay $30 for Vista Ultimate, but certainly not $300 when Ubuntu can do just about everything Vista can for free (even gaming is getting better, thanks to wine).

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RE[3]: Low cost PCs?
by tomcat on Fri 18th Apr 2008 01:16 in reply to "RE[2]: Low cost PCs?"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

I would argue that Windows isn't suited for much of anything at its current price point.


At what price point? Retail? WTF pays retail for software? Answer: Nobody.

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RE[3]: Low cost PCs?
by Earl Colby pottinger on Fri 18th Apr 2008 02:30 in reply to "RE[2]: Low cost PCs?"
Earl Colby pottinger Member since:
2005-07-06

I did not ask about costs.

I did not ask about XP.

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