Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Feb 2010 21:01 UTC
Windows Since I'm a little under the weather at the moment, posting is a bit slow on OSNews (yes, a story about Notion Ink's Adam is upcoming!). I'm kind of picking the simple and easy-to-write items for now, and this is most certainly one of them. As some of you might know, Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 7 Series yesterday, a complete reboot of its mobile operating system. While little is known about its internals, it's most likely based on Windows Embedded CE 6.0.
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RE: mmm mmm good
by MysterMask on Wed 17th Feb 2010 00:14 UTC in reply to "mmm mmm good"
MysterMask
Member since:
2005-07-12

Windows CE 6.0 R3 kernel is fantastic


How do you know? Compared to what?

(I distinctly remember a door locking system based on an earlier version of WinCE we had to 'hard reboot' several times. Does not sound like a "fantastic kernel" at all. Based on those experiences, I wouldn't trust WinCE a bit - seems more like a toy OS for cheap CE devices to me which is inappropriately used for things it shouldn't just because companies happened to occupy some Windows developer somewhere)

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RE[2]: mmm mmm good
by talaf on Wed 17th Feb 2010 00:27 in reply to "RE: mmm mmm good"
talaf Member since:
2008-11-19

He said he was a RT programmer, which seems more knowledgable than you. Your door opening example may well not be an OS problem, it's easy to take a good kernel and trash it with bad coding, especially in the RTOS world.

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RE[2]: mmm mmm good
by poundsmack on Wed 17th Feb 2010 04:13 in reply to "RE: mmm mmm good"
poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

"Compared to what?"

BeRTOS, VxWorks, QNX, Nucleus, FreeRTOS, Nuttx, LynxOS, Microware OS-9, MontaVista Linux. (QNX is my favorite. ACCESS linux too, but it doesnt quite count).

"I distinctly remember a door locking system based on an earlier version of WinCE we had to 'hard reboot' several times. Does not sound like a "fantastic kernel" at all."

Prior to WinCE 5 the platform was less than impressive, only keeping up with customer demand, very little innovation. When 5 was released MS aimed at taking their embedded development seriously and innovating instead of doing just what it took to get by. Version 6 later came out making version 5 look like garbage. WinCE 6 is more powerful than any of the OS's I listed at the top (with the exception of QNX).

on a side note, Flash support is going to be easier than with the other OS's since 6.0 R3 already has flash working (flash lite). See what I mean here: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsembedded/en-us/products/windowsce/p...

"New: Internet Explorer Embedded
Internet Explorer feature enhancements like panning and zooming, Flash Lite 3.1 support..."

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