Windows CE 5.0 Features.

Following on from the I’d never use Windows CE or Windows XP Embedded post one of the requests that came up was for the list of features or technologies contained in Windows CE 5.0 (and a comparison against Windows CE 4.2), one reason to choose an embedded operating system may be that the technologies you…

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Helping Victims of the South Asian Earthquake and Tsunami.

It’s been pretty awful watching the news over the last few days, hearing about the thousands that have lost their lives, homes, families and belongings, it was only this morning that I heard on the news the number of people that are in desperate need of support after the earthquake and tsunami, the number is…

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Visiting CES ? – Vegas airport has FREE WiFi

From eWeek Vegas Airport is going to offer FREE wireless access starting January 4th, this won’t be interesting for the flight into Vegas for CES next week since you don’t typically hang around in the airport for long on the way into a city, but certainly will be useful for the flight out of vegas. It’s…

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The big framework (Uwe Keim)

Uwe Keim posted the following comment to my “Dumber” post. But if I think about the future, I fear that we (the developers) are slightly loosing bit for bit of our knowledge to the “big framework author” (like e.g. Microsoft) and some day we suddenly see, that we must take whatever the “big framework author”…

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Getting Dumber ?

I needed to take my car for a service today (I had some strange knocking noises coming from the engine), while the mechanic was delving around under the hood and making appropriate mechanic sounds (the odd ‘hmm’ here and there – which is always a little disconcerting, do more “hmm’s” translate to more money to…

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ASCII Art with C# and ASP .NET

This weeks CodeProject e-mail arrived with the usual interesting topics covering managed application development, controls, tools, Win32, C++, MFC etc… (I’d like to see more embedded articles on CodeProject – perhaps I need to start writing some) – one article that jumped out at me was drawing ASCII art from an image using C# and ASP.NET. My…

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Pocket PC/Smartphone customization ?

Question: if you have a Pocket PC or Smartphone device, how many of you have customized the Today/Home screen ? – if so, what software did you use to customize the UI ? – what customization features are important to you, image rotation, image fading, crop, and what about direct placement of items on the…

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Christmas or Valentines ?

I was out doing some last minute food shopping yesterday afternoon and found the display of Valentines clothing in Fred Meyers – is it just me, or are holidays and special days such as Valentines just blurring into one long shopping experience ? – Mike

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500+ posts and still going…

I’ve just been responding to some interesting comments around my Windows CE and Windows XP Embedded post from yesterday – and noticed that I’ve just passed the 500 post mark – this month is going to be somewhat quiet since I’m now on vacation until the new year (I may be checking e-mail and comments every…

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

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 system for my needs The tools are too expensive Licencing…

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