Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2012 17:44 UTC
Windows "Microsoft has laid out its roadmap for the next version of Windows Embedded, with a preview of the standard version available to download now. Windows Embedded is the specialized version of the OS that you'll often see running in devices ranging from kiosks and ATMs to car dashboards and medical equipment. It looks like the next version will be labeled with the Windows 8 branding across the board, though it's officially being called Windows Embedded v.Next in Microsoft's press release."
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I have been a fan of CE
by jefro on Wed 7th Mar 2012 20:36 UTC
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2007-04-13

I really liked the few CE devices I had over the years but MS seemed to put too many road blocks to each version for both consumers and OEM's. While my good Dell axim has mobile, it was left up to the OEM's to provide updates and upgrade paths. That left a lot of people with a good device and no way to update it. No wonder MS couldn't even offer the later versions for free.

I doubt this will be different. Sure, the hope the the embedded version would work on Pi or some tablet but the truth will be it won't work on them. OEM's won't put this in cars (except one company) and no one else will be able to use the OS in automation controls.

Why don't they just buy QNX and update that. It is better anyway.

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RE: I have been a fan of CE
by Heard on Wed 7th Mar 2012 21:09 in reply to "I have been a fan of CE"
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2009-12-24

You do know that Windows Embedded Standard isn't Windows CE?

It's the full-fledged Windows NT. If you use all components you mostly end with Windows 7/8 Professional. (+ useful stuff as the EWF) And it has a long tradition starting with Windows Embedded NT. There are a lot companies using it. For example in the defense area or in kiosk terminals.

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RE[2]: I have been a fan of CE
by jefro on Thu 8th Mar 2012 20:35 in reply to "RE: I have been a fan of CE"
jefro Member since:
2007-04-13

Do you know that Embedded Windows 8 is the product that is intended to fill the CE sales band?

I doubt the real sales figures would bear out any but the most modest uses. We have maybe a few thousand of embedded xp in the US only because the thin client had it.

If you think tablet makers are going to rush out and buy it, think again. There may only be some very few instances where a ruggedized system would need this. OEM's would only consider it because the cost of Windows 7/8 full oem price. The difference between the two on less than 100K units is nothing.

Edited 2012-03-08 20:40 UTC

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RE: I have been a fan of CE
by gumoz on Fri 9th Mar 2012 07:55 in reply to "I have been a fan of CE"
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2008-05-15


Why don't they just buy QNX and update that. It is better anyway.


Because RIM bought QNX already.

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