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Windows Embedded 7 Now Available to OEMs

Microsoft has long offered an embedded operating system for a variety of tech devices that hide their underlying operating system from the user. Just nine months following the release of Windows 7, to positive reviews, Microsoft has brought its embedded OS in line with the release of Windows Embedded 7.

Windows Embedded has long been built on Windows XP, so this is the first major overhaul of the OS in nine years. Armed with a modern OS, Microsoft plans to target new markets with it. Where is it aiming? Hardware Central has the report.

Microsoft announced that Windows Embedded Standard 7 operating system has been "released to manufacturing," or RTM, meaning that the final code is now available to third-party developers so that they can begin building embedded devices that use the system.

One of the strongest pitches that Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is making for the first embedded version of Windows 7 revolves around the inclusion of its Windows Media Center (WMC) technology.

Read the full story at Hardware Central:
Windows Embedded 7 Goes Gold, Available to OEMs