Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Mar 2013 22:32 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Windows "Microsoft today announced via its website the general availability of the Windows Embedded 8 family of operating systems. Extending Windows 8 technologies to a spectrum of edge devices, Windows Embedded 8 helps enterprises capitalize on the Internet of Things with the platform to capture, analyze and act on valuable data across IT infrastructures." So, this is NT-based, and not CE-based, right? Even though I'm currently researching and writing about Psion and Symbian, I'm dreading the day I have to sort through the mess that is Microsoft's mobile and embedded systems. Just check the page for Windows Embedded 8, and look at those names. The heck?
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Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Thu 21st Mar 2013 00:34 UTC
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2005-07-12

Windows Embedded 8, based on Windows 7.

Unless you use Windows Embedded 8 Pro, in which case it's based on XP, Vista, 7, or 8, depending on your choice.

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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 21st Mar 2013 14:20 in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

That is a terrible website, and its very confusing with the different versions, but I don't think that's accurate.


http://www.microsoft.com/windowsembedded/en-us/evaluate/windows-emb...

From that it seems like all windows Embedded 8 versions are based on windows 8.

If you go through the OS chooser menu, you get a very confusing page that makes it seem like windows 8 embedded pro could be based on xp, vista, 7 or 8. But I think that's just showing the different versions of embedded pro.

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RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Thu 21st Mar 2013 20:14 in reply to "RE: Comment by Drumhellar"
Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

It seems to me the per-device recommendations have changed since I last looked. Maybe they errors?

I don't know. I was kinda confused by the indications that the lesser versions of Win Embedded 8 were based on 7, but it actually made some sense since it isn't available for ARM, which the Win8 kernel does run on.

Also, if you click "Windows Embedded 8 Standard" it takes you to the Windows Embedded 7 page...

And as for Win Embedded 8 Pro looking like it can be based on XP, Vista, 7 and 8, I have a feeling that the Pro license allows you you pick-and-choose.

Edited 2013-03-21 20:18 UTC

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