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Was Windows CE really all that embarrassing?

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Posted 2 weeks ago | News | Chris Tilley5 comments

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Did you WinCE the first time you heard Windows CE spoken aloud?

Microsoft aficionado, developer and tech enthusiast Raymond Chen did.

Chen, creator of the 'The Old New Thing' website and blog on Microsoft.com and author of the book 'Old New Thing, The: Practical Development Throughout the Evolution of Windows' has been letting slip stories from the annals of the development history of a plethora of Microsoft products and technologies.

In a recent blog post, Chen, a regular on MSDN Channel 9’s One Dev Minute recounts the circumstances (come happenstance) that led up to the naming of Windows CE.

View: Embarrassing product names created: Windows CE

Did you even consider the connotation of the name before reading it? Let us know down in the comments!
Posted on 13 January 2022 at 22:36By Chris Tilley (C:Amie)

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C:Amie's Avatar C:Amie 13 January 2022 10:42:11 PM
It was certainly something that crossed my mind in the early days of seeing WinCE written down, however never really thought it was especially negative... Microsoft releasing an unfinished beta to market that wasn't ready or fit for purpose was negative enough an experience on its own.

Of course I'm talking about Windows 11, Windows 8, Windows Millennium, Windows CE 1.0 here... :P
cepsbow's Avatar cepsbow 17 January 2022 1:31:24 PM
I think there is a certain amount of "WinDoze" in all Microsoft "Prawducts".
archival36's Avatar archival36 17 January 2022 5:36:43 PM
You guys are hilarious.. and to think my Casio A-11 is a 1.0 WinCE :P
Karpour's Avatar Karpour 17 January 2022 7:00:00 PM
There's a typo in the title!
C:Amie's Avatar C:Amie 18 January 2022 11:09:23 AM
So there is :P
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