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Happy 12th Birthday to Windows CE

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Posted 16 years ago | News | Chris Tilley 9 comments

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This week spells the 12th birthday of the venerable Windows CE platform which reached the RTM of the Pegasus platform way back in 1996.

So raise your glass to the past - and the future of the Handheld PC, Windows CE and Microsoft's inaugural embedded platform environment and remember fondly the past 12 years of this community.

View: The History of Windows CE
Posted on 18 November 2008 at 16:08By Chris Tilley (C:Amie)

Comments on this article

Paianni's Avatar Paianni 25 November 2008 8:51:14 AM
I raise my glass to Windows CE, but not to CE 1.0
CE Geek's Avatar CE Geek 25 November 2008 8:37:26 PM
Why not? That's what started it all. Remember the first Windows CE devices were Handheld PCs. Now Windows CE is everywhere, and it's growing. Let's not forget the form factor that made it all possible.
Paianni's Avatar Paianni 26 November 2008 3:09:27 AM
Yeah .... maybe CE Geek. I was just thinking about the actual operating system, and remembering the monochrome only screens, and despairing. CE is much better with colour
C:Amie's Avatar C:Amie 26 November 2008 10:03:38 AM
I suppose you think that films are much better with colour too! "Younguns" 9_9. They don't know they're born.

CE Geek's Avatar CE Geek 26 November 2008 9:58:46 PM
Spoken like a man with grayscale hair. :p
Paianni's Avatar Paianni 29 November 2008 1:54:58 PM
Well, i would never buy a Handheld PC with a monochrome black-and-white screen because those are useless. Sadly though, most early Handheld PC's had to have monochrome screens because of battery problems.
CE Geek's Avatar CE Geek 01 December 2008 1:08:26 AM
Oh, I dunno - even my old Casio A-10 is pretty handy.
Paianni's Avatar Paianni 01 December 2008 3:06:00 AM
Yeah, only word processing and occasional games ... and spreadsheets. None of those would suit internet browsing or viewing videos, or music, which is at the moment what i'm looking for.
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