[aprssig] portable mapping
Stephen H. Smith
wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Thu Dec 25 15:57:25 CST 2008
Matt Murphy wrote:
> Merry Christmas all!
> I am looking for a portable aprs mapping solution for a friend.
> One to run on a pocket PC. Besides "aprsce" is there anything else?
Pocket PCs and "Pocket Windows" a.k.a "Windows CE" (Windows Compact
Edition) a.k.a. "WinCE" a.k.a "Windows Mobile" only *look *
more-or-less like Windows.
Pocket PCs use one of several kinds of CPUs and system architectures
that are totally different from the standard Intel or AMD-based PCs that
run regular Windows. No normal Window applications will run on the
Pocket PC/Windows Mobile platform.
1) Stand-alone PDA-type devices (either Windows Pocket PC or
Palm-based) are rapidly being supplanted by smart phones as all-purpose
portable computing/communications devices.
2) Microsoft has tried repeatedly to recycle the
not-terribly-successful Pocket PC cum Windows CE cum Windows CE
(Phone Edition) cum Windows Mobile (their market-droids keep renaming
the thing in the hope that it will finally take off), and is now
positioning it as a mobile phone operating system.
3) Acceptance of Windows Mobile is running far behind other mobile
phone operating systems (particularly the iPhone's cut-down version of
the Unix-based Mac OS, the Linux-based Google Android phone OS, Nokia's
various OS'es and various others derived from the royalty-free Linux.).
As a result, I would not hold my breath expecting a great outpouring of
new development for WinCE a.k.a. Windows Mobile.
Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf (at) aol.com
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