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[2]: No more PowerPC?
by zima on Fri 3rd Feb 2012 15:47 UTC in reply to "RE: No more PowerPC?"
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Of note here is how Microsoft does experiment, quite successfully*, with ~"heavyweight abstractions" on their console (also on phones, with essentially the same thing) - in the form of XNA.

*sure, "serious games" don't come out of it - but a) quite a few of those indy ones are still rather nice b) it's much more decent than experiences historically given to indy devs on any other console.

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