Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Oct 2008 21:49 UTC
Windows Microsoft says it has released its new embedded operating system for x86-based devices to product manufacturers. Windows Embedded Standard 2009 eschews Vista, instead combining Windows XP codebase updates with new versions of Internet Explorer, RDP (remote desktop protocol), Windows Media Player, and .NET, according to the company.
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Nuff said.
by mickrussom on Thu 16th Oct 2008 22:24 UTC
mickrussom
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2006-05-13

Straight from MSFT: Vista sucks, here is a nice fully baked product that works.

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RE: Nuff said.
by joshv on Fri 17th Oct 2008 14:31 in reply to "Nuff said."
joshv Member since:
2006-03-18

Christ on a bicycle. If the current Embedded XP codebase works, why fix something that ain't broke - especially in the embedded market?

Will they eventually get around to producing an embedded Vista (or more likely Embedded Windows 7)? - you betcha. It will just take time. In the meantime they continue to develop and sell a very stable, proven product based on XP.

Even if Vista had been everything everyone had dreamed it would be, even if it worked out of the gate with every piece of hardware, even if it delivered on all of it's promises flawlessly - the transition to an Embedded Vista still would have been difficult.

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RE[2]: Nuff said.
by TBPrince on Fri 17th Oct 2008 14:50 in reply to "RE: Nuff said."
TBPrince Member since:
2005-07-06

Most of all, what these morons ignore is that most Vista enhacements are completely useless for an embedded platform which is essentially a single-user (and often single-task) machine.

The overhead needed to implement those extra layers of security is mainly a waste of time on a memory- and CPUspeed-constrained machine.

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