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    Windows Embedded

    Anyone use Windows Embedded 2009?

    I was thinkin this or even 2011 might be a better alternative to XP.
    XP is almost 10 years old now, and after SPs and updates really is becoming quite a PITA to manage.

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    yes, myself and others have extensive experience with Windows Embedded. Unless you're building a commercial product, I don't think it's worth it due to costs. I'm currently testing Windows Embedded 2011 and it's great, much better development experience compared to 2009/XPe.

    Have you looked into nLite? It's a great tool for creating highly customized XP installations. Search the forums, because we've been working on this stuff for years now and there's lots of good info out there.
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    I just dont want to use XP its old and outdated.

    So would it be worth my time to customize an embedded 2011 or should I just make stripped down Windows 7 install? I know 2011 is beta still, but it seemed pretty stable in my VMs

    I can get windows embedded for free so thats really a non-issue.

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    *submarine*

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    Old and outdated... I prefer to think of it as stable and well tested...
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    Old and outdated... I prefer to think of it as stable and well tested...
    ...not to mention faster and lighter still than windows 7.

    While you're considering an embedded OS, why not consider Linux? Penguins are harmless (unless running at you in excess of 60mph... yeah, you thought the cheetah was the fastest land mammal... think again: the penguins are fast! certainly pwns snow leopards for sure...).
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    is 2011 vista based ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergatiuk View Post
    is 2011 vista based ???
    Windows 7 based.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev000 View Post
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    Old and outdated... I prefer to think of it as stable and well tested...
    ...not to mention faster and lighter still than windows 7.
    Faster? Im not so sure. My laptop boots Win7 Ultimate faster than XP MCE 2005

    Lighter sure its definately a smaller footprint, but im not too worrie about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrobass24 View Post
    Windows 7 based.
    Windows 7 is vista based, yes. Vista is XP based. XP is 2000 based. 2000 is NT 4(?) based.

    As for 7's boot speed: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QE9_cYAbQ4[/media]

    This video suggests that XP is faster. However, just because windows has a desktop, doesn't mean that it's loaded everything yet. A better test would be to stop the clock when the cpu enters an IDLE state.

    Compare that of course with a Linux install: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdmbVsqYjdc[/media]
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