Microsoft Windows CE 5.00 - Macallan

Released in July 2004, Windows CE 5 code name Macallan continues the Windows CE lineage with a substantially more powerful OS core at the heart of the release. Catering for the newer and broader generations of increasingly powerful mobile devices.
Windows CE 5.0 forms the backbone of the Windows Mobile 5.0 consumer release, replacing Windows Mobile 2003 and 2003SE on the consumer run of the Pocket PC.

The Windows CE 5.0 era promises to be a much more exciting one for innovation and looks certain to spell the end of the homogeneous Pocket PC as OEM's and developers are offered far greater freedoms in how they can imagine, deign and build Windows Mobile devices.

 

Screenshots

The Windows CE 5 Core operating System can be configured with the shell to run at almost any arbetry resolution. The following screen shots are taken from the Windows CE 5.0 (Macallan) Platform Builder running in webpad mode - the closest profile remaining to a H/PC specification.

Windows CE 5.0 Desktop
Windows CE 5.00 beta desktop and shell

 

Windows CE 3.0 Desktop
Windows CE 5.00 core shell desktop, remarkably similar to the McKendric core shell

 

My Handheld PC
'My Device' or Windows CE Explorer

 

About Box
The inevitable about box

 

Start Menu
The start menu

 

Control Panel
Control Panel

 

Pocket Word
WordPad

 

Pocket Internet Explorer 1.1
Pocket Internet Explorer for Windows CE 5.0

 

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

 

Remote Networking
Network and Dial-up Connections with Direct Cable Connection and Remote Access Service connections

 

PC Link
Connection Status

 

World Clock
Date/Time

 

World Clock
Windows Messenger for Windows CE

 

World Clock
Notice how the CE5 example shell only uses one taskbar 'tile'. The pullout on the right holds the active programs list