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Windows CE 5.0

Windows CE 5.0 Desktop
Website: Windows CE on MSDN
Company/
developer:
Microsoft
OS family: Windows CE
Source model: Shared source
Latest stable release: 5.0 / July 9, 2004
Kernel type: Embedded
License: Microsoft EULA
Working state: Active

Windows CE 5.0 is a successor to Windows CE 4.2, the third release in the Windows CE .NET family. Windows CE 5.0 like its predecessors is marketed towards the embedded device market and independent device vendors. Windows CE 5.0 is billed as a low-cost, small footprint, fast-to-market, real-time operating system available for x86, ARM, MIPS, and SuperH microprocessor-based systems. Windows CE 5.0 builds upon previous Windows CE releases in its adoption of shared source. Since 2001 Microsoft have been steadily expanding the available Windows CE source tree with embedded system developers. Windows CE 5.0 is the most open Microsoft Operating System to date, though not all of the system is available under shared source agreements. Developers have the freedom to modify down to the kernel level, without the need to share their changes with Microsoft or competitors. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Windows CE (sometimes abbreviated WinCE) is a variation of Microsofts Windows operating system for minimalistic computers and embedded systems. ... Image File history File links Windows_CE_5. ... Website - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The term software company could be applied to; a) a company that produces software or b) a company that distributes software from a third party or c) a company that provides services for software. ... A software developer is a programmer who is concerned with one or more facets of the software development process, a somewhat broader scope of computer programming. ... The Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with 2005 global annual sales of US$39. ... Windows CE (sometimes abbreviated WinCE) is a variation of Microsofts Windows operating system for minimalistic computers and embedded systems. ... Shared source is a type of licensing program that allows controlled access to full or limited amounts of product source code. ... July 9 is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 175 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The kernel is the central part in most computer operating systems because of its task, which is the management of the systems resources and the communication between hardware and software components. ... A router, an example of an embedded system. ... A software license is a legal agreement which may take the form of a proprietary or gratuitous license as well as a memorandum of contract between a producer and a user of computer software. ... Windows CE (sometimes abbreviated WinCE) is a variation of Microsofts Windows operating system for minimalistic computers and embedded systems. ... Microsoft . ... A real-time operating system (RTOS) is a class of operating system intended for real-time applications. ... x86 or 80x86 is the generic name of a microprocessor architecture first developed and manufactured by Intel. ... In anatomy, an arm is one of the upper limbs of a two-legged animal. ... MIPS may mean: MIPS architecture, a RISC microprocessor architecture. ... The SuperH (or SH) is a microprocessor architecture. ... Shared source is a type of licensing program that allows controlled access to full or limited amounts of product source code. ...


On the x86 platform, Windows CE 5.0 competes against Microsoft's other embedded Operating Systems, Windows XP Embedded and its predecessor Windows NT Embedded. An Internet payphone loading Windows XP Windows XP Embedded, or XPe, is the componentized version of Microsoft Windows XP Professional. ... Windows NT 4. ...


Windows CE vs. Windows Embedded

According to Microsoft, Windows CE is a preferable choice to Windows XP Embedded in situations where demanding wireless and multimedia requirements need to be met. The following are the primary considerations for “choosing the right version”: An Internet payphone loading Windows XP Windows XP Embedded, or XPe, is the componentized version of Microsoft Windows XP Professional. ...

  • CPU architecture: Windows CE supports an extensive array of architectures, including x86, where as Windows Embedded only supports the x86 architecture.
  • Real-time applications: Windows CE is a real-time operating system, while Windows XP is not by default.
  • Existing Win32 applications: Windows CE cannot use Win32 binaries, libraries, and drivers without modification.
  • Memory footprint: The minimum footprint of Windows CE is 350 kilobytes. The minimum footprint of Windows XP Embedded is 8 megabytes, making it approximately 23 times larger.

Also consider that Windows CE licensing starts at $3 per device, while XP embedded is $90. x86 or 80x86 is the generic name of a microprocessor architecture first developed and manufactured by Intel. ... A real-time operating system (RTOS) is a class of operating system intended for real-time applications. ... This article refers to the unit of binary information. ...


References

“Which to Choose: Evaluating Microsoft Windows CE .NET and Windows XP Embedded”. Microsoft Corporation. September 2003. http://download.microsoft.com/download/d/a/d/dad198e1-920f-4579-8c0b-fb1b967e107d/choose.doc 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


“The History of Microsoft Windows CE”. The HPC:Factor. February 18, 2001 with subsequent updates. http://www.hpcfactor.com/support/windowsce/ February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...


"Portable CE 5.0"[1]


See also


Windows CE (sometimes abbreviated WinCE) is a variation of Microsofts Windows operating system for minimalistic computers and embedded systems. ... A Handheld PC, or H/PC for short, is a Microsoft term for a computer built around a form factor which is smaller than any standard notebook PC or laptop. ... Palm-Size PC A Palm-Size PCs start menu The Palm-Size PC was Microsofts first attempt at a computer conforming to an in your hand profile (or, as commonly referred to, a PDA). ... A Pocket PC A Pocket PC, abbreviated P/PC or PPC, is a handheld-sized computer that runs a specific version of the Windows CE operating system. ... palmOne Tungsten T5 Hp Ipaq HX2495 Personal digital assistants (usually abbreviated to PDAs) are handheld devices that were originally designed as personal organizers, but became much more versatile over the years. ... Windows Mobile is a compact operating system combined with a suite of basic applications for mobile devices based on the Microsoft Win32 API. Devices which run Windows Mobile include Pocket PCs, Smartphones, and Portable Media Centers. ... A real-time operating system (RTOS) is a class of operating system intended for real-time applications. ...


 
 

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