Windows Embedded Blog

A look at Embedded and other Cool Stuff.

February, 2005

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    Halo Movie

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    The Seattle Times have posted an article that hints at a Halo Movie being made (had to happen, right?). ok, so place your bets for who’s going to be playing which role… – Mike
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    Secret Bunker...

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    Only in England… A thought came to me at the Gym this morning… perhaps there is a link between the “Secret Bunker” sign and Open Source, if you have full access to an application or operating system source you could perhaps exploit vulnerabilities in...
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    Upcoming Embedded Chats...

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    If you have questions around Windows CE, Windows XP Embedded or Application Development for Embedded Systems then you should check out the MSDN Chat Schedule (there’s a ton of other interesting chats also listed) Here’s some of the Embedded...
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    .NOT CF ?

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    Earlier this week I presented a conference session on debugging native code applicaitons on Windows Mobile devices, taking a look at Application Verifier (for detecting heap, handle, and GDI leaks), Performance Monitor, Call Profiler, and the Windows...
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    Internet Explorer 7.0 on the way...

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    From Scobles blog – Major Microsoft announcement: Bill Gates just announced there will be Internet Explorer 7.0. Read the IE Blog for the news and the Microsoft Press Announcements from the RSA conference – Mike
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    MSN Search goes colorful...

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    I’m using MSN Search as my search engine, just went looking for something and noticed that MSN Search has gone all colorful – I guess there must be a rugby game on this weekend – Mike
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    Study finds Windows more secure than Linux

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    SAN FRANCISCO — Believe it or not, a Windows Web server is more secure than a similarly set-up Linux server, according to a study presented yesterday by two Florida researchers at this weeks RSA conference . The researchers, appearing at the...
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    Web, Blog, or Pod ?

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    Where do you get your daily dose of technical information, visits to web sites, blogs, podcasts? – Mike
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    Operating System Fragmentation ?

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    There’s an interesting article on O/S News which talks about the potential fragmentation of Linux – Having a standard operating system platform is a good thing for users and developers – why would Dell and other PC manufacturers continue...
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    Portable Gaming

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    What portable gaming device has the following specification ? Great games Camera Music Player Movie Player Messaging GPS GPRS Bluethooth Thinking of the PSP ? You would be wrong, this is the Gizmondo – a neat looking...
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    The killer smartphone application ?

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    What do you think the killer smartphone application is ? – sync to e-mail, calendar, contacts, business applicaitons, GPS navigation, games ? – or just the fact that the Smartphone platform is extensible and allows for new applications to...
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    MSMobiles - iPaq Mobile Messenger h6500

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    From MSMobiles.com – iPaq Mobile Messenger h6500 compared to Orange SPV C500 – I really like the look of the HP device, it has a square touch screen, qwerty keyboard, and is a phone device. Some highlights from the msmobiles report:...
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    Secret Bunker Revisited...

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    JR asks the following question on the Secret Bunker posting – When it is still easy to attack a system without access to the source, and we all know it is, why doesn't any advantage (like being able to patch the system directly yourself) become an instant...
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    CE/XPE - how to choose ?

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    A question that comes up at every customer meeting is how to choose between Windows CE and Windows XP Embedded – The answer can be pretty simple… Windows XP Embedded is a componentized version of Windows XP Pro, broken down to approximately...
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    Point of Service (POS) - Linux or Windows Embedded ?

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    I’ve just found the following case study on the Microsoft web site – the video is pretty interesting, go take a look. Regal Entertainment Group Switches from Linux to Windows, Significantly Reduces TCO (1.5 MB video) ...
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    Minimo - Mozilla Browser for Windows CE

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    From c|net – Minimo, the Mozilla browser for mobile devices , is being developed for Windows CE devices, according to the Mozilla Foundation. It looks like builds are being developed for Pocket PC devices – given that the Microsoft browser is built into...
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    Starting work on a Windows Embedded or Mobile project ? - Blog it...

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    I bet a bunch of people reading this blog would be interested in watching a Windows CE/XPE or Windows Mobile project coming together from day one, if you’re starting a project why not blog the good, bad, and ugly, what worked well, where you had...
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    Embedding the Internet Explorer Control into an eMbedded Visual C++ application.

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    Nick was asking how to embedded the Internet Explorer ActiveX control into an eMbedded Visual C++ application, we wrote this up as a hands on lab for an Embedded Airlift back in 2001 – here’s a link to the Hands on Lab – Enjoy…...
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    Mobile and Embedded ?

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    Most of the posts to this blog are around embedded technologies and devices running Windows CE or Windows XP Embedded, since I’m in the Mobile and Embedded devices group it perhaps makes sense to talk not only about embedded ‘stuff’...
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    Slashdot - Interview with Martin Taylor

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    I thought you might like to read the interview on Slashdot with Martin Taylor , Microsoft's general manager of platform strategy – Slashdot asked readers to submit their questions, the pick of the crop were discussed on a phone call with Martin...
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    Your news and comments ?

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    I feel that the blog is somewhat one way communication (apart from the recent Linux discussion ), I dump some random thoughts, news and ‘stuff’ onto the blog, and have a couple of readers out there that read the content – Let me know if you have any news...
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    Conference or Web ?

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    Communication between companies and customers is becoming increasingly personal and available through blogs, podcasts, online chats, video tutorials and other technologies. Are you using these technologies to find out about what’s new with the technologies...
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    Running as Admin

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    Aaron Margosis blog on MSDN talks about running your PC as non-admin – the blog looks at some of the problems associated with running with full Admin rights on your desktop PC, and some of the tips/tricks to running in a less privileged mode. ...
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    Win $25,000 - Windows Mobile Application Contest.

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    Win $25,000 and Application Distribution. Enter Your Best Applications in the Windows Mobile™ Application Contest Today. Start building “work” and “play” applications for Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs or Smartphones, and enter them into the Windows...
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    Mimimo, Mozilla Browser - Windows CE developers needed...

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    Doug Turner is looking for some Windows CE development help with the Minimo Mozilla Browser – anyone interested ? From the Minimo site – Doug says – “Another thing you will notice is the UI for the application is terrible. I really need your input and...
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