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InfoWorld: Microsoft takes wraps off Embedded NT

Aug 09, 1999, 21:20 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bob Trott)

"Microsoft officially moved into the embedded systems market Monday with the release of Windows NT Embedded 4.0, which the company is aiming at retail sales, telecommunications, manufacturing, Internet appliances, and other vertical markets.

NT 4.0 Embedded will be sold as a run-time operating system through OEMs, which will be able to customize the software to fit particular tasks. It will be sold on a per-seat basis based on four pricing models, two aimed at workstation functionality and two devoted to server functionality."

"According to a study by the Gartner Group, Microsoft has taken great pains to ensure that NT Embedded does not 'cannibalize' its other operating system products. For example, OEMs cannot use NT Embedded to create file and print-sharing devices - NT Server's territory -- or handheld devices, which would compete with Windows CE."

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