Windows CE Six Times Better
I had the misfortune of using Windows CE devices twice, and both experiences
were awful. One was an oversized, overweight Palm Pilot-wannabe that ran through
batteries as fast as the interface wore out my patience. Another was a great-looking
subnotebook that froze up more than an agoraphobe at a Toastmasters meeting.
Now that Microsoft is on version
6.0, I might just give this another whirl, as it usually only takes Microsoft
two or three tries to get it right.
Windows Embedded CE 6.0 isn't so much aimed at handhelds and the like (that
is now the purview of Windows Mobile), but will power set-top boxes and other
Developers may be interested to know that apps can be built with Visual Studio
2005, and that qualified developers can get access to source code in an almost
open source way.
Posted by Doug Barney on November 09, 2006