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CNET News.com: Microsoft unveils new Windows CE, cuts prices

Jun 16, 2000, 01:59 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephanie Miles)

"Microsoft today released Windows CE 3.0, slashing the price by up to 50 percent in a bid to boost interest in the operating system for appliances."

"The third version of Windows CE has been enhanced to provide better real-time capabilities, enhanced multimedia capabilities, support for more languages, and increased "componentization," which means the operating system can be easily broken up and used in pieces by developers."

"Windows CE, which is also used in Microsoft's Pocket PC handheld device, has been slow to gain footing in the embedded market, which requires more stability and reliability than typical consumer devices or PCs. CE has been criticized for its instability and lack of true real-time capabilities, two areas Microsoft says have been improved with the third version."

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