Windows CE facts for kids
|Company / developer||Microsoft Corporation|
|OS family||Windows CE|
|Source model||Closed source (shared source kernel)|
|Latest stable release||2013 / June 2013|
|Latest unstable release||7.4 / 9 March 2012|
|Supported platforms||x86, MIPS, ARM, SuperH|
|Kernel type||Monolithic kernel
|License||Proprietary software(Microsoft EULA)|
|Official website||Windows CE|
Windows CE (also known officially as Windows Embedded Compact post version 6.0, and sometimes abbreviated WinCE) is Microsoft's operating system for embedded devices and minimal computers. Windows CE is a different operating system and kernel. It is not a trimmed-down version of desktop Windows. It is not Windows XP Embedded which is NT-based.
Version 8, or Windows Embedded Compact 2013, released in June 2013 is the only still supported version (until October 10, 2023).
|1.0||Released in November 1996 [MSCE1]. Codenames "Pegasus/Alder".
|2.0||Released in September 1997 [MSCE2]. Codename "Birch".
|3.0||Released in June 2000 [MSCE3]. Codename "Cedar".
|4.x||Released in January 2002 [MSCE4]. Codename "Talisker/Jameson/McKendric".
Changed the driver structure a lot. And added Features.
|5.0||Released in August 2004. Adds lots of features. Codename "Macallan".
|6.x||Released in September 2006. Codename "Yamazaki".
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