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Embedded Programming with the Microsoft® .NET Micro Framework by Rob Miles, Donald Thompson

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How Does the Framework Fit with Microsoft's Embedded Products?

Microsoft's continuum of operating systems, managed code runtimes, and framework libraries for embedded applications now runs from Microsoft Windows XP Embedded (Windows XPe), potentially with the .NET Framework; to Microsoft Windows CE, potentially with the .NET Compact Framework; to the bootable runtime of the .NET Micro Framework, as illustrated in Figure 1-1.

Microsoft embedded product offerings.

Figure 1-1. Microsoft embedded product offerings.

Whereas Windows XPe and Windows CE have very broad and deep support for operating system extensions, the .NET Micro Framework is focused on being as small and as power-efficient ...

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