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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 dedicated devices.

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 at 11:52 AM


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