Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Feb 2012 23:07 UTC, submitted by ronaldst
Windows This is the kind of news just tailor-made for OSNews. After 16 years of trusty service, the venerable Windows CE will be history as far as Microsoft's mobile operating system offering goes - the next major version of Windows Phone will use the NT kernel from Windows 8. As a heavy former Windows PocketPC Mobile CE Ultimate SP2 Edition user, this makes me sad. As a fan of the NT kernel, this makes me happy.
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RE[3]: back to the future
by UltraZelda64 on Fri 3rd Feb 2012 07:51 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: back to the future"
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Let me add, or correct myself, since I forgot to in my original post:

"...but to me it is just yet another specialized OS."

We seem to be going from general-purpose and specialized (ie., locked down). I call this a restriction, not a modern feature, and refuse to call an operating system doing this "modern" in any way, shape or form. [And yes, these "mobile" based operating systems seem to all lock down the system quite a bit compared to the traditional OS counterparts.]

Edited 2012-02-03 07:54 UTC

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