Thursday, 18 February 2010

Windows Embedded .. 7

Microsoft has just announced their new naming strategy around this years upcoming products.

Often enough it has been a pain in the elbow explaing which Operating System actually is the core of some of the available embedded operating Systems, such as NavReady or Windows for Automotive, MS Auto or Windows Embedded Standard.

This will hopefully all change as Microsoft rides on the Windows 7 wave and make things a lot easier to understand for everyone.

So let's have a look at what this means:
  • The future Version of Windows Embedded Standard, based on Windows 7, will be called:
  • The "Chelan" Release of Windows Embedded CE, often reffered to as Windows CE 7, will be named:
Windows Embedded Compact 7
  • The "Motegi" Release of MS Auto, also due this year and based on WEC 7 will then be named:
Windows Embedded Automotive 7.

To me the new naming Strategy seems straight forward - now all we have to hope is that the next Version on the Windows Desktop System doesn't change to something completely different?

Let's here your thoughts and comments!

So long and thanks for all the fish!


cartman said...

You really need to support armv7 on both at the compiler & linker level. Its a shame Chelan will only support armv6 for optimizations.

Damian Barnett said...

As you may know although Chelan will be released this year any information concerning Chelan can not be disclosed. Any information concerning Chelan should be handeled carfully as it can only be based on rumours.

Yes, it would be great if Chelan would support armv7!

Let's hope Microsoft is reading this ;-)