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Code Name Trivia

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Posted 16 years ago | News | 0 comments | Author: Chris Tilley

I've updated the Windows CE history overview and thought I'd provide some trivia for you.
The codename's of the Windows CE Host Synchronisation software were also based around a mythological theme, just like the CE versions themselves.
Handheld PC Explorer 1.x - Codename Pegasus (The Winged Horse. Pegasus is the same code name as CE 1.0x)

Windows CE Services 2.x - Codename Minerva (The Roman goddess of wisdom, invention, arts, and prowess aka Athena)

ActiveSync 3.0 & 3.1 - Codename Xena (Someone's been watching too much Television)

ActiveSync 3.5, 3.6 & 3.7 - Codename Medusa (The Gorgon who's hair was of serpents & turned all who looked to stone)
So, who said Microsoft don't have a sense of humor. For more on Windows CE codename's, see:

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History of Windows CE
Posted on 08 September 2003 at 10:00

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