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Re: Philips Velo 500 as a candidate for Linux/MIPS?

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Subject: Re: Philips Velo 500 as a candidate for Linux/MIPS?
From: Eric Jorgensen <alhaz@xmission.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 1998 11:26:21 -0600
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Sender: alhaz@fnet.fr
Jesus Eugenio Sanchez wrote:

> Maybe I'm asking *very* stupid questions, but...
>
> Would it possible to get these machines *without* an OS
> installed? BTW, if you have the developments tools from
> Microsoft to cross-compile, how do you upload the app
> into the gadget?

    Chances are, Microsoft is actually paying them to use WindowsCE. This
is the case with TCI's planned set-tops, for instance. Microsoft is
paying them $20 per machine to include a copy of WindowsCE along side
JavaOS

 - Eric

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