Windows Embedded Blog

A look at Embedded and other Cool Stuff.

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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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    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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    I will NEVER use Windows CE or Windows XP Embedded !!!

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    That’s quite a strong statement, right ? – so why wouldn’t I use Windows CE or Windows XP Embedded ? The operating systems are too big There’s no support for real-time functionality The operating systems are not secure It’s too hard to configure an operating...
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    Halo2 or MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf ?

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    Halo2 is set to hit the streets at 12:01am on 9th November - this is perhaps one of the most anticipated game releases this year - but to keep you on your toes it looks like MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf is also going to be keeping a ton of people playing...
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    XBOX 2 ?

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    Engadget have an article running that talks about potential specs for the next version of XBOX - check it out . Here's how the next generation of XBOX *might* look. - Mike
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    Podcast == mp3 only ?

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    Just been having a discussion with the Scoble about our Video RSS feed from TechEd 2005 - Robert suggests that we shouldn't be calling these a "Podcast" because Podcasts are only for mp3 files and iPods. I disagree with this thinking, while it's true...
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    Coding - Hare or Tortoise ?

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    You have a product to build, this requires an embedded operating system (of course!) and applications/services - you have a choice of application development tools, languages and frameworks Assembler - small, fast, error prone, takes for ever to...
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    ok, try this...

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    totally off topic, but... sit in a chair and lift your left leg so your foot is about 6 inches off the floor rotate your left foot in a clockwise direction (only your foot) - and keep it going... now, using your left hand try to draw the numeric...
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    Optical Illusion...

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    Ok, this is pretty wild, stare at the image below for a few seconds, you should be able to make out a Giraffe… – Mike
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    Flying with the BSOP (Black Screen of Penguin)

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    Derek Snyder and I are flying from Hong Kong to Vancouver/Canada on Cathay Pacific , nice airline, great service, comfortable seats, and an in-flight entertainment system that crashes at the drop of a hat. The interesting thing about this is the entertainment...
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    MSN Search Beta - Help with homework ?

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    try this out... 5x+4=30, so what is the value of x ? no idea ? - Perhaps the MSN Search Beta can help you out... pretty cool eh ! - Mike
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    Device Emulator: ARMV4I BSP for Windows CE 5.0

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    Don't you wish that Visual Studio 2005 had an emulator target for Windows CE 5.0 ? - voila! - Just released on MSDN is the Device Emulator: ARMV4I BSP for Windows CE 5.0 - this gives you the ability to generate an operating system image from Windows CE...
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    Hotmail ends free Outlook Express/Outlook access.

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    I tried to sync my hotmail e-mail account through Outlook Express today, and got the following error (which was nice) The error message dialog contains a link which, when clicked links to Microsoft's Support site, the following Knowledge Base article...
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    The end of Civilization...

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    We're back from a weeks vacation at Mt. Baker, here's a quick summary... Day 1 After a four hour drive (stopping for food shopping on the way) we arrived at the Mt. Baker log cabin, there are some good and bad things... Good... There's a Sauna in the...
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    MSR RFP - Windows CE 5.0 Lab Documents...

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    We're running two days of hands on lab training at the MSR RFP event in Cambridge, UK - several attendees at the event have asked for a copy of the lab documents and sample code we're using at this event - The lab documents and source code is here The...
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    I Robot - Nice car...

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    " I Robot " turned out to be quite a good movie, and quite funny in places, the Audi RSQ Concept car did stand out in the movie, and I decided to Google <verb> for more information... from rssportscars.com - Audi has been participating as...
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    Running Max OS X on Windows XP...

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    Last post showed Windows XP Embedded running on a Mac in Virtual PC - How about the other way round ? - Check this out, Mac OS X running on a PC - http://os-emulation.net/pearpc/web/ (Updated to now use a JPG instead of linking to the original Emulation...
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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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    Barcode Capture in how many lines of code ?

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    I'm working on a demo to show at Embedded World in Germany next month - My plan is to show how Windows CE, Windows XP Embedded, and Windows Embedded for Point of Service (WEPOS) can streamline your embedded operating system development experience in much...
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    Windows Mobile and Windows Embedded CE - what's the difference ?

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    A very common question that perhaps needs some explanation is the difference between Windows Mobile 5.0 and Windows Embedded CE 6.0 - so here's the explanation. Windows Embedded CE is a hard real-time, componentized operating system that can be used by...
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    Linux - Get the Facts

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    Steve Ballmer sent out an executive e-mail today that discusses a number of independent analyst reports and customer case studies that compare the cost of deployment and maintenance of Windows vs. Linux and UNIX. Some of the studies were commissioned...
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    Jay from the Windows Mobile team is working on a Picture Frame...

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    Jay Ongg from the Windows Mobile team is also working on a Picture Frame project, it looks like this is based on an old laptop, since Jay is totally into .NET Compact Framework development I wouldn't be surprised if the application is a managed app.....
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    MSDN Channel 9 reveals Project Origami

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    Details of Project Origami are starting to unfold... Want to know more about Project Origami ? - MSDN Channel 9 have an interview with the architect of the project - more information here The units shown in the video are larger than a Pocket PC, and...
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    Caption please...

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    Pete Grondal (podcast camera guy from MEDC) wouldn’t stay still long enough to transcode some of the podcast videos, solution was to tape him to his chair… Let me know if you have any appropriate captions to go with the photo… – Mike
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    Blogs - useful, or just more noise you need to deal with ?

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    Here's some questions for you... Why do you read blogs, and more specifically, why do you read Microsoft blogs ? Has your impression of Microsoft as a company changed from reading blogs and viewing MSDN Channel 9 or the video podcasts from MEDC...
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