While Intel was off showcasing its latest and greatest
in San Francisco, Microsoft was camped out over on the right coast with a bit of its own news. In a two-part announcement at the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston, the Redmond giant declared that Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 had been released to manufacturing, meaning that Silverlight
is now a huge step closer to getting all up in your next embedded device
. In more interesting news, the outfit also stated that its initial rollout of Windows 7 technologies (read: support for multitouch and gestures) to OEMs of these specialized devices had begun, meaning that low-power gizmos based on x86, ARM or MIPS processors (smartbooks
, anyone?) would soon have access to some of the same stuff used in Microsoft's own Surface. Feel free to dig into the links below for more, but we're warning you -- there's some serious technobabble behind those blue words.
- Windows 7 technologies headed to embedded devicesRead
- Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 gets RTF