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A look at Embedded and other Cool Stuff.

January, 2005

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    Linux in Embedded Systems - The Windows side of the story.

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    A few days ago I posted an article from Cots Journal Online which discussed some of the shortcomings of Linux use in embedded systems. Based on some of the comments posted back to the blog it would appear that Linux is used because of the community which...
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    ActiveSync 3.8 available for download...

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    In case you missed the near silent roll out of ActiveSync 3.8, here’s the details and download locations… Microsoft ActiveSync 3.8 is the latest synchronization software for Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs and Smartphones. ActiveSync 3.8 contains...
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    RDP or VNC for Pocket PC.

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    Want to run an RDP client or VNC client on your Pocket PC – here’s two options… From PocketPCThoughts.com – VNC Viewer.NET (a completely managed VNC viewer) or use Nyditot software to set screen resolution and orientation and run the H/PC Pro RDP client...
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    Pocket PC running MAC OS-X ?

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    This from Engadget – Teddy the Bear has MAC OS-X running on his Pocket PC I’ve seen two versions of this article, the one from Engadget , and one from Wired – To access the Mac, Teddy installed a Virtual Network Computing, or VNC, client...
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    CES - Day two, the Microsoft Booth...

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    Day two from CES, another busy day – unless you’ve been to CES you just can’t believe how busy this place is, 115000 people through the event in a handful of days, the Microsoft booth seems to be packed from the time the doors open at the event though...
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    Windows CE - GetTickCount - Problems ?

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    Jack W. Crenshaw has written an article for Embedded.com which is titled “ Time to re-evaluate Windows CE? ” – Jack looks at a specific API, GetTickCount( ); which returns an unsigned int, this value is incremented every millisecond. The unsigned int...
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    Roses are 0xff0000 Violets are 0x0000ff...

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    I’ve just received the latest newsletter from ThinkGeek – looks like they are getting ready for geeky valentines… There are some cool items on the site including binary clocks, LED watches (remember those ?) – Mike
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    Windows CE Video Tutorials available for download...

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    Hey, excellent news, the Windows CE 5.0 video tutotials are now available for download – when you download the files, run the installer (or open the .ZIP and extract the .WMV files directly) – if you go for the .MSI install process then you...
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    Calling Managed code from Native Code.

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    In today’s Windows CE 5.0 online chat (which was pretty busy from start to finish) one of the questions that came up was whether Windows CE supports the ability to call managed code from native code (kinda like a reverse P/Invoke). There is limited...
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    Linux - Really Free ?

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    I received a TON of feedback from my recent post Linux in Embedded Systems - The Windows side of the story. this looked at Windows CE and Windows XP Embedded and how they compared with Linux (thanks everyone for your comments!) – a number of the comments...
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    Linux in Embedded Systems ?

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    At last weeks CES show there were a number of attendees that wanted to know why they should consider using Windows CE or Windows XP Embedded in their embedded system rather than using Linux – there are a number of perceptions about Linux and Windows CE...
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    Windows CE 5.0 Live Chat - January 26th

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    Windows CE 5.0 Live Chat! January 26, 2005 9:00 - 10:00 A.M. Pacific time Additional Time Zones Do you have tough technical questions regarding Windows CE 5.0 for which you're seeking answers? Do you want to tap into the deep knowledge of the talented...
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    New Windows CE 5.0 Articles

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    Check out the new Windows CE 5.0 articles covering platform development, device driver development and testing, and application development. How to Create, Customize, and Debug an Image for the Windows CE 5.0 Emulator Article Summary: This article provides...
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    Windows CE ChallengE - what's up with the Europeans ?

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    The Windows Embedded Student ChallengE has close to 100 teams signed up, interestingly there are not many European teams at this point – what’s up with that ??? The deadline for signing up a team is extended to Feb 6th 2005 – So, come...
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    Windows Embedded ChallengE

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    The Windows Embedded ChallengE is back on (note the extremely clever capitalization of “C” and “E” in ChallengE), this time the competition is open to students across the world to enter teams – The competition challenges...
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    Video, Music, Pictures on your mobile device.

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    If you have a PC, or Media Center PC at home which has music, photo’s, or video how do you get access to this content while you’re out on the road ? – perhaps give Orb a try. <from the Orb site>Orb gives you secure access to the digital media on...
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    Mobile and Embedded Developers Conference (MEDC) Call for Papers...

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    MEDC 2005 Call For Papers Microsoft MEDC 2005 ( Mobile and Embedded DevCon 2005) organizers invite you to submit proposals to speak at MEDC in our conference breakout sessions. MEDC is one of Microsoft’s most important annual technical training events...
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    Help ! - how do I get out of here ?

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    I had meetings today in building 122, all of the external parking spaces were taken (there were a couple of visitor parking spaces free, but it wouldn’t be right to snag one of those) – so I parked in the parking garage across the road from the building...
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    ESC West - Geek Meet ?

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    Microsoft is going to have a booth at this years Embedded Systems Conference (ESC West) – the event is running March 6–10 2005 San Francisco, Moscone Convention Center. So, I’m thinking it would be good to have a geek meet sometime during...
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    Mobile Application Development Toolkit v2.0

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    Version 2.0 of the Mobile Application Development Toolkit is now available for download. Overview The Mobile Application Development Toolkit provides all the resources you need to start building mobile applications for Smartphone and Pocket PC devices...
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    The Nerd Test

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    I spotted the "Nerd Test" on someone's blog over on MSDN so decided to take the test... Here's my score, which makes me a high-nerd - let me know how you fare on the same test (no cheating, be honest with your answers!). - Mike
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    Pocket PC Themes.

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    If you’re interested in creating themes for your Pocket PC device then you should check out ThemeMaker McDeb by KAMWare – the tool supports landscape orientation, and up to VGA resolution. – Mike
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    MEDC - Save the Date !

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    The Microsoft Mobile and Embedded Developers Conference 2005 (MEDC) is coming to a Las Vegas near you, MEDC 2005 will be held at the Mandalay Bay , Las Vegas 9 th thru 12 th May 2005 – SAVE THE DATES !!! What to expect at this years event…...
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    CES - End of Day one - a good find...

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    Day one at CES was pretty interesting, some good write ups of the BillG Keynote, check out the write up on the SmartphoneThoughts.com site – The post mentions an SBC demo which showed how to customize your TV viewing experience, the demo included...
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    Mobility Blog.

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    Marcus Perryman now has a blog , if you’re interested in developing for mobile devices or ASP .NET 2.0 then you should go check out the blog – I’ve worked with Marcus back in Microsoft Developer Support and at various events around the...
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