Gartner Research

Microsoft Windows XP Embedded Operating System

Published: 26 May 2005

ID: G00127973

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


Windows XP Embedded is the componentized version of Microsoft's Windows XP Professional operating system, designed for embedded devices.

Table Of Contents
  • Corporate Headquarters
  • Overview
    • Developer Tools
    • Windows XP Embedded with Service Pack 2
  • Analysis
    • Windows CE vs. Windows XP Embedded
  • Pricing
    • GSA Pricing
  • Competitors
  • Strengths
    • Windows Familiarity
    • Componentization Model
    • Strong Focus on Retail and Hospitality Markets
  • Limitations
    • Security Concerns
    • Is .NET Framework too Large?
  • Insight

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