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Programming Windows® Embedded CE 6.0 Developer Reference, 4th Edition by Douglas Boling

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Chapter 15. System Programming

This chapter takes a slightly different tack from the previous chapters of the book. Instead of touring the API of a particular section of Windows CE, I’ll show you Windows CE from a systems perspective.

Windows CE presents standard Windows programmers with some unique challenges. First, because Windows CE supports a variety of different microprocessors and system architectures, you can’t count on the tried and true IBM/Intel PC–compatible design that can be directly traced to the IBM PC/AT released in 1984. Windows CE runs on devices that are more different than alike. Different CPUs use different memory layouts, and while the sets of peripherals are similar, they have totally different designs.

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