Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
Re: What is Windows CE?
Author: David Valentine Posted: 5/10/1999; 10:44:15 AM Topic: What is Windows CE? Msg #: 5940 (In response to 5935) Prev/Next: 5939 / 5941
No, people want a product that does the job.
Evidence, the palm OS, and the palm series. I want a cool electronic gadget that keeps an address book and a calendar, and to-do list. I'd like it to fit in my pocket. (i'd like it a bit thinner and lighter, too). And most importantly, I would like it not to crash. The palm was the first to fit that need.
The set top box running windows CE solves a need that does not exist. Like you said, people want apps. What I really want in a set-top box that lets me record TV, control my home theater, and let me view the occasional web page on the TV. What I want is a replay TV with an idiot proof web browser.
If you can be sure that your product will not crash the TV, yes this is the access to the TV, then I might install additional software.
Stability is a key to this consumer space.
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