dboling, thanks for your commitment on WinCE!!!!!
Post deleted for rudeness and language. If you insist on promoting a dead OS, please make it polite.
Censoring what I wrote is OK as long as you censor rude words. But censoring because of your bias opinion (="prompting a dead OS") is definitely not in the interest of this forum/general information.
For those here (esp jamesh, tonyhughes and others), who ignorantly post their views on WinCE beeing an old/dead OS, get this:
WinCE is a real time OS, which is appreciated by lots of vendors in the automation business.
Microsoft releases every few years a new version, after CE 6.0 there came Windows Embedded Compact 7.0 and recently Windows Embedded 8 was released.
In case if you wonder, lots of things around you are manufactured on machines operated by WinCE.
Just to give you a few examples/vendors:
Touch Panel running WinCE for their HMI tool called WinCC: http://www.automation.siemens.com/mcms/ ... fault.aspx
(go and find a few hundred other products with WinCE there)
panel doing the same : http://www.br-automation.com/en/product ... panel-300/
industrial PC: http://www.br-automation.com/en/product ... on-pc-510/
(click on operating systems to see CE 6.0 and XP Embedded [=Embedded Standard 2009] available)
s industrial PCs equipped all with WinCE here: http://www.beckhoff.com/english/industr ... 4315987734
Also, their embedded PCs have CE http://www.beckhoff.com/english/embedde ... 4315987759
In case, these names don't mean anything to you (why should they? otherwise you wouldn't say what you said repeatedly), you might know
(go, find youself some devices with CE)
also offers their panels with CE, find a few here: http://ab.rockwellautomation.com/Graphi ... -Terminals
random datasheet here http://literature.rockwellautomation.co ... -en-p.pdf
If you want to look further, take a look at all the TomTom and other navi equipment, medical machinery and other things. CE costs something around 6$/licence for a vendor and they get all the sources afters signing an NDA.
Gee, these vendors must be all wrong when they use CE and probably don't have anybody in their company to tell them CE is outdated. Oh, yeah, tell them to rewrite their complete automation softwaare on linux because YOU think it is a better idea (there is VxWorks from WindRiver, which is a kind of linux running in kernel mode only. Costs heck of a money AFAIK).
So putting together a WinCE image is not a good idea for learning purposes in a 30 billion $ industry worldwide?!?! You better get more infos on this topic, even when the rasp has not quite the stuff to make it to be a choice of the industry - for learning it would be awesome, not to talk about running small apps for fun, for what I'd have to buy an industry PC for several hundred dollars.
By the way, I am a linux user on my desktop but still can see the advantages that CE offers.