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People still talk about Windows CE today . . .

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CE Geek Page Icon Posted 2021-12-16 10:54 PM
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. . . even if only in passing:

https://www.theregister.com/AMP/2021/12/15/chen_wince/

The comments are pretty hilarious, though they stray far from our beloved OS.
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2021-12-17 7:35 AM
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Microsoft has taken an eternity to begin to learn on this. For some reason they could never work out that if you release a product with the year of release in the name, it sounds old, backwards and dated within 12 months.
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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2021-12-17 11:47 AM
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Remember that old Windows CEMeNT joke...
I've always thought CE meant Community Edition.

Edited by stingraze 2021-12-17 11:53 AM
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CE Geek Page Icon Posted 2021-12-17 11:35 PM
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Someone put together a YouTube video about CEMeNT. I actually downloaded it a long time ago but can't find the download at the moment. Here's the link though:

https://youtu.be/6Yc0z9KSsn4
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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2021-12-18 12:04 AM
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yep I saw it yesterday. Made me giggle.

Especially the
"taught the people to turn the computer off by pressing a button marked start".

I was like come to think of it, that's true....
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CE Geek Page Icon Posted 2021-12-18 12:23 AM
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The video was really a critique of Vista, but they couldn't resist putting together the letters from the other three systems - something they couldn't do with the versions using numbers (95, 98, 7, 10, etc).
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Yep.

I remember Vista was hated, but 7 was loved by many.

I wonder how 11 will turn out. Didn't try it out yet.
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WallyB110 Page Icon Posted 2021-12-18 2:05 AM
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I dug Windows 7, was last MS os i liked. My fav was 98 SE. ;-)

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CE Geek Page Icon Posted 2021-12-18 8:38 AM
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I still have a soft spot for XP, since it syncs well with most CE devices through ActiveSync 3.8, and was loaded with multimedia capability.
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CE Geek Page Icon Posted 2021-12-30 4:57 AM
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I just stumbled on another article talking about the history of Windows CE, and Microsoft's love-hate relationship with its own creation. And a very familiar figure in the Windows CE world was interviewed for the article.

https://tedium.co/2021/02/10/windows-ce-history/amp
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I didn't know that was syndicated. It's based on https://www.hpcfactor.com/news/?iid=833

Sorry for the trauma everyone
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joval Page Icon Posted 2021-12-30 3:29 PM
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CE Geek - 2021-12-29 8:57 PM

I just stumbled on another article talking about the history of Windows CE, and Microsoft's love-hate relationship with its own creation. And a very familiar figure in the Windows CE world was interviewed for the article.

https://tedium.co/2021/02/10/windows-ce-history/amp


Interesting review... rather chaotic history ... made me Wince. CE was feared as a parasite of sorts?
Pleased to see Chris's comments/insight in the mix!

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posted from a J720/Devuan/WPA/ RasPi/Firefox "hybrid."
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LordEmilio Page Icon Posted 2022-09-22 10:38 PM
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I use devices running Windows CE. This OS is really fascinating, and deserves more attention.

It's still supported by Microsoft nowadays under the name of Windows Embedded Compact 2013.

However, variants are still used, even when outdated: Windows CE 6.0, Windows XP Embedded, Windows NT 4.0 Embedded, etc.

I often find Windows CE 6.0 running on embedded devices, like item scanners, mobile phones, etc. and I'm a really enthousiast user of these, because it shows a Windows desktop on a tiny screen, how clever and familiar it feels like.

However, for my personal notes, playing cards, the piano, or small musics, I use a Casio Cassiopeia A20-F I mixed with a A20-G version, to fix problems I've had with the first one. It runs Windows CE 2.00.

I develop software for this platform thanks to a SDK. I've made an IRC client, a Paint software, a piano software, and I tried to port a NES emulator, but it's in Visual Basic, so it's too slow and jamming the H/PC.

Hence the fact I'm looking for a card game software pack, I think I've seen one in the download section.

I've also bought a Wi-Fi card for this tiny PC, hoping that it'll work, so I also need the drivers that are meant to make this PCMCIA work, or else, I've got a 56K modem card to use with it. Even if I don't know how to link it to the Internet.

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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2022-09-23 1:34 PM
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@LordEmilio,

If you are writing apps for CE, we'd love to get them listed in the SCL here on the site! Are you willing to share them with the community? Do you have a website for them? We are happy to host them; the source code too if you code as open source.

There are not all that many wifi adapters that will work with CE 2.00, but have a look in the HCL and you will find cards and where applicable, drivers.
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LordEmilio - 2022-09-22 10:38 PM

However, variants are still used, even when outdated: Windows CE 6.0, Windows XP Embedded, Windows NT 4.0 Embedded, etc.


Windows XP and NT aren't variants of CE
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