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(I've never seen WinCE, so no idea how it looks like. Probably like Win98.)
WinCE is not even Win98!
Posted Jan 22, 2009 10:13 UTC (Thu) by khim (subscriber, #9252)
Windows CE is totally different from desktop Windows! It has quite
different API (there are common Win32 subset shared between Windows CE and
Windows NT - but it's surprisingly small). Windows CE has ton of
applications designed for PDAs and cellphones, but nothing for desktop. And
it's kind of pointless to have Windows will all associated problems if you
can't even use Windows applications!
Posted Jan 23, 2009 1:54 UTC (Fri) by i3839 (guest, #31386)
You are right, of course...
Posted Jan 23, 2009 22:16 UTC (Fri) by khim (subscriber, #9252)
Win98 doesn't run modern MS Windows apps
Point being, some version runs on ARM. No idea how hard
it is to port a modern version to ARM though, surely they got enough money
and manpower to do it.
Posted Jan 29, 2009 21:42 UTC (Thu) by oak (subscriber, #2786)
I guess that's why some of the smaller laptops have WinCE with Vista.
With WinCE you get 10h of use, with Vista no use-time, but you get the
applications. To ease the pain, you can switch at run-time between these,
but their UIs look completely different. (To me that sounds more
nerd-bile than mobile Linux.)
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