E11 / Windows ME question

From: Chuck McManis <cmcmanis_at_mcmanis.com>
Date: Wed Feb 14 11:53:25 2001

At 04:44 PM 2/14/01 +0100, you wrote:
>Windows ME runs on a whole slew of processors, such as the ARM or Hitachi SH-
>4, whereas Windows 9x only runs on Intels. I think binary compatibility is
>expecting too much.

Nope, you are confusing Windows "CE" with Windows "ME" (what a difference a
letter makes), the "CE" aka "Compact Edition" runs on a variety of
processors, the "ME" aks "Millenium Edition" runs only on x86
architectures. Then there is Windows "NT" which ran on x86, PowerPC, and
Alpha, and "Windows 2K" which runs only on x86 again. Note you can buy all
four of these operating systems from Microsoft today, confused yet?

Received on Wed Feb 14 2001 - 11:53:25 GMT

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