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HPC:Factor's 6th Birthday; the site's 10th!

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Posted 11 years ago | News | 5 comments | Author: Chris Tilley

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The 7th of March marks the anniversary of the day that we came together under the banner of HPC:Factor back in 2003. 6 years later (at some point this evening) we're still on your screens dishing up a daily dose of Handheld PC for the die hard, unwavering few who still dare to buck the trend and find productivity in the most unlikely of sources.

We as a community know better however. Some 13 years after Microsoft brought us together for the first time, we remain strong in our niche. 2009 also marks a significant milestone for one of the forebears of what was to eventually become HPC:Factor. 2009 marks the 10th anniversary of the founding of the site which ultimately brought John Rubier and Clinton Fitch into our community and comprised around 20% of the site when we merged.

So as we celebrate our 6th and 10th birthdays respectively this year, spare a thought for the lost technology pundits out there who now rave about keyboard-based devices making a splash at trade shows across the globe. Although they may not be running Windows CE per se, we can allow ourselves a reassuring smile that yet again we have come full circle, and another generation of users will have learnt what we have known for years. The keyboard is here to stay!

Happy Birthday HPC:Factor.

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Posted on 07 March 2009 at 05:49

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clintonfitchdotcom's Avatar clintonfitchdotcom 08 March 2009 9:29:22 AM
Woo-hoo!
CE Geek's Avatar CE Geek 08 March 2009 8:05:47 PM
Very eloquently put, Clint. :p

Let me again say that I'm very proud to be a part of this site, and I hope we'll be as strong as ever in another ten years. :D
mr-mac's Avatar mr-mac 09 March 2009 3:06:23 PM
Happy Birthday.....
takwu's Avatar takwu 17 March 2009 12:45:36 AM
Congratulations.

I want to add that after all these years, Windows CE is still alive and well. It still developed and somewhat supported by Microsoft, who chose to continue offering core CE, instead of completely migrating to Windows Mobile or Embedded XP.

The recent development of "netbooks" and other keyboard devices as Chris mentioned, provides the hardware platform for some manufacturers to offer CE based laptops, the closest decendents of HPC devices, which have not been manufactured for some time.

2009 marks another rebirth of HPCs.
takwu's Avatar takwu 17 March 2009 12:46:34 AM
Congratulations.

I want to add that after all these years, Windows CE is still alive and well. It still developed and somewhat supported by Microsoft, who chose to continue offering core CE, instead of completely migrating to Windows Mobile or Embedded XP.

The recent development of "netbooks" and other keyboard devices as Chris mentioned, provides the hardware platform for some manufacturers to offer CE based laptops, the closest decendents of HPC devices, which have not been manufactured for some time.

2009 marks another rebirth of HPCs.
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