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Windows CE Tweaked

The theme in the last item was that Microsoft sticks with technology 'til it gets it right. That's very true with Windows CE, which is now in its sixth version (with a new R2 release).

In days gone by, I've tried to use a CE-based sub-notebook and a CE handheld. Both made me want to throw the device at the clown who came up with CE in the first place!

Now, CE is more of an embedded OS than it is a driver of handhelds and smartphones (that may be a good thing). Small consumer devices are now the purview of Windows Mobile.

The new release of CE, used for medical equipment and other dedicated apps, can handle video telephony and better supports Web services.

Posted by Doug Barney on November 15, 2007


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