Linked by Andrew Youll on Wed 6th Jul 2005 16:23 UTC
Windows Microsoft is planning to make RFID applications and tag-readers compatible with Windows. According to Scott Woodgate, group product manager of business processes for Microsoft, the company is trying to integrate RFID programs with the operating system and make the majority of devices work with plug-and-play functionality.
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Making who compatible with what?
by remenic on Wed 6th Jul 2005 16:32 UTC
remenic
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2005-07-06

So, are they making Windows compatible with RFID readers, or RFID readers compatible with Windows?

It's kind of funny. When some people of hardware doesn't work with Linux, it's because "Linux doesn't support the hardware". But if it doesn't work with Windows, it's because "the hardware doesn't support Windows".

I think they're making Windows compatible with RFID readers, not the other way around.

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remenic Member since:
2005-07-06

made a funny typo there... I meant "when some piece..." instead of "when some people...". Since I created an account on OSNews, I'm asuming I can edit my post... But I can't find the edit link. Where is it hidden?

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dswain Member since:
2005-07-03

Actually, you really can't do that. During the beta testing time, it was tried and ruled not very wise/usable and removed for a variety of other reasons. I was sorta hoping for it myself, but I saw the reasoning as just at the time.

This sounds like something that should have been in Windows for a long time, at least according to what the article makes it sound like. I don't know much about the RFID technologies, though, so I can't be sure. At any rate, it sounds like a productive thing to add into Windows.

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