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Matt Murphy matt.kc8bew at gmail.com
Fri Dec 26 06:15:56 UTC 2008


I actually figured that was the case.  Thanks for the info!

73,
Matt Murphy, kc8bew
http://kc8bew.net
Muskingum Co. ARES EC


On Thu, Dec 25, 2008 at 16:57, Stephen H. Smith <wa8lmf2 at aol.com> wrote:

>
> NO
>
> 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.
>
> Given that:
>
> 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
> EchoLink Node:      14400    [Think bottom of the 2M band]
> Home Page:          http://wa8lmf.com  --OR--   http://wa8lmf.net
>
> World Digipeater Map
>   http://wa8lmf.net/APRSmaps
>
> JavAPRS Filter Port 14580 Guide
>   http://wa8lmf.net/aprs/JAVaprsFilters.htm
>
> "APRS 101"  Explanation of APRS Path Selection & Digipeating
>   http://wa8lmf.net/DigiPaths
>
> Updated "Rev H" APRS            http://wa8lmf.net/aprs
> Symbols Set for UI-View,
> UIpoint and APRSplus:
>
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