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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RE[2]: Disappointed
by TechGeek on Thu 21st Mar 2013 03:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Disappointed"
TechGeek
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2006-01-14

Microsoft doesn't want to compete in the cheap space. And really, there is no amount they can charge that will beat free, so why bother? I have no idea why anyone would use this over Linux. Chances are its artificially crippled so as not to displace any other products, much like their starter or home editions. Just a waste of time.

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RE[3]: Disappointed
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 21st Mar 2013 15:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Disappointed"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

The reason to use Windows embedded, is that you don't need as highly skilled developers for simple "embedded" projects. You end up using a Visual Studio for development, and you have all the drivers already written for you. So if you are doing low volume high margin devices, windows embedded can make a lot of sense. At least, that was my focus when evaluating it.

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