Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th May 2009 17:37 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
.NET (dotGNU too) "Microsoft is turning the source code for its embedded .Net Micro Framework over to the community and slowly withdrawing from that business, company officials are confirming. On the rumored list of teams most heavily impacted by second wave of Microsoft layoffs announced on May 5 was the .Net Micro Framework team - as well as the related MSN Direct unit. Indeed, both groups were affected, a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed on May 6."
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RE: Not quite...
by adkilla on Thu 7th May 2009 19:18 UTC in reply to "Not quite..."
adkilla
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2005-07-07

From the link in OP:

The .Net Micro Framework is one of a number of embedded platforms Microsoft has licensed to third parties and made available to teams inside the company. Others include Windows CE and Windows XPe.


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RE[2]: Not quite...
by Ravyne on Fri 8th May 2009 01:25 in reply to "RE: Not quite..."
Ravyne Member since:
2006-01-08

Right, but you should read that as:

"The .Net Micro Framework is one of a number of embedded platforms (Others include Windows CE and Windows XPe) Microsoft has licensed to third parties and made available to teams inside the company."

Rather than:

"The .Net Micro Framework is one of a number of embedded platforms Microsoft has licensed to third parties, and made available to teams inside the company, such as the Windows CE and Windows XPe teams."

I see where the confusion comes in though, now that you point out that particular paragraph, the wording is pretty ambigous.

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RE[3]: Not quite...
by adkilla on Fri 8th May 2009 07:04 in reply to "RE[2]: Not quite..."
adkilla Member since:
2005-07-07

Isn't WinCE scalable for the embedded market with lower requirements than Windows Mobile? You know like the SPOT watches and internet toasters?

I always thought that WinCE was Microsoft highly customizeable platform for anything from watches to palmtops.

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