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TechWeb: Microsoft Ships NT Embedded 4.0

Aug 09, 1999, 19:04 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paula Rooney)

"On the heels of Caldera's sweeping pact with Motorola Computer Group on the embedded systems front, Microsoft Monday unveiled a version of NT for non-PC industrial devices."

"Like Motorola's Computer Group, which will use OpenLinux and Lineo's Embeddix to attract embedded-systems developers, Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft is targeting Windows NT Embedded 4.0 at makers of manufacturing systems, telecommunications systems, and office-automation and medical devices..."

"Microsoft is eager to tap into the embedded systems market because its operating systems competitors -- namely Linux vendors -- have identified non-PC devices, thin clients, and remote computing as important market segments, analysts said."

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