Microsoft Windows CE 3.00 - Galileo

Released in 2000, Windows code name Galileo (released only 8 months after the CE 2.12 Handhled PC release) was the first and only H/PC platform based on the new Windows CE 3.0 code. CE 3 was a significant step forward for the Windows CE operating system itself. However as a Platform HPC2000 didn't deliver significantly more than in the previous 2.11 and 2.12 releases. The integrated Pocket Office applications remained the same as in Handheld PC Pro, just with minor bug fixes.

 

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By the release of Windows CE 3 large OEM's were at liberty to release HPC2000 on a range of device types and display types. The Clamshell 640x240 specification was to become the exception rather than the rule as it had been in previous releases.

Windows CE 3.0 Desktop
Windows CE 3.00 desktop, the hub of the Handheld PC user interface in which little has changed

 

My Handheld PC
'My Handheld PC' or Windows CE Explorer

 

About Box
The inevitable about box

 

Start Menu
The start menu

 

Control Panel
Control Panel

 

Pocket Word
Pocket Word

 

Pocket Excel
Pocket Excel

 

Pocket Excel
Pocket PowerPoint, virtually unchanged since it's original CE 2.0 release. Now with Native PowerPoint 2000 support

 

Pocket Excel
Pocket Access. Again virtually unchanged from H/PC Pro. Still unable to support forms

 

Inbox
The HPC2000 Inbox client, almost identical to HPC Pro's. With POP, IMAP4 and ActiveSync support

 

Contacts
Contacts organiser. Often pre-populated by the OEM with contact and support information

 

Tasks
Tasks list

 

Celendar
Calendar

 

Pocket Internet Explorer 1.1
Pocket Internet Explorer 4.01 SP2. Mozilla 4 Compatible

 

Help
Help has remained the same, being one of the few default programs to be a true 'window'

 

Remote Networking
Remote Networking with Direct Cable Connection, Remote Access Service and VPN connections

 

PC Link
PC Link

 

World Clock
World Clock

 

World Clock
Windows Media Player 1.2

 

World Clock
Standard Windows CE Calculator

 

World Clock
InkWriter (Note Taking)

 

World Clock
The Windows Voice Recorder. Agian virtually unchanged from precious releases

 

World Clock
Terminal Server Client (Now Remote Desktop)

 

World Clock
The all important Solitaire game

 

World Clock
New in HPC2000 support for MSMQ Administration from GUI or command line

 

World Clock
The first screen of the Out Of Box Experience (OOBE) Screen

 

World Clock
HPC2000 Command Console