Gartner Research

Microsoft Windows XP Embedded Operating System

Published: 25 February 2004

ID: G00103376

Analyst(s): Cynthia R. Lubrano, Mary I. Hubley


Windows XP Embedded is the componentized version of Microsoft's Windows XP Professional operating system, geared toward embedded devices. The upcoming Service Pack 2 will focus on securing the Windows environment.

Table Of Contents
  • Corporate Headquarters
  • Overview
    • Developer Tools
    • Windows XP Embedded With Service Pack 1
  • Analysis
    • Windows CE .Net vs. Windows XP Embedded
    • Windows XP (Professional & Embedded) Service Pack 2
  • Pricing
    • GSA Pricing
  • Competitors
  • Strengths
    • Windows Familiarity
    • Windows XP Synergy
    • Componentization Model
    • Networking Capabilities
    • Multimedia Support
    • Multilanguage Support
  • Limitations
    • Microsoft Is Not Regarded as an Embedded OS Specialist
    • Is .NET Framework too Large?
    • OS Vulnerability
    • Recommended Gartner Research
  • Insight

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