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 BluenoseJake on Fri 3rd Feb 2012 09:31 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: back to the future"
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I'm not trying to discuss the merits of a walled garden phone OS over a general purpose OS, or your rather strange definition of "modern" I'm just saying that just because it will use the NT kernel, doesn't mean it couldn't be revolutionary, because an OS is more than just the kernel, it's also the userland, drivers, and built in apps, as well as other many other things.

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RE[4]: back to the future
by fran on Fri 3rd Feb 2012 12:04 in reply to "RE[3]: back to the future"
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My thoughts on this is that Windows NT is really used as the basis for Windows releases since 2000.
Almost everything Microsoft has done since 2000 on Windows is NT based.
Really nothing new here.
The only reason we did not see architecture portability was not so much the technical challenges to port it but the Microsoft/Intel alliance.

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