Microsoft Windows Embedded POSReady 2009

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  Windows Embedded XP Windows Embedded for Point of Service Windows XP Pro Windows Vista
  Embedded O/S for upgrading installed POS devices & offering full configurability Best choice for Point-of-Service deployment Ideal for PC or general purpose computing devices Ideal for PC or general purpose computing devices
Memory Footprint 64 MB min/128 MB recommended 128 MB min/512 MB recommended 128 MB min/256 MB recommended 512 MB to 1 GB (ver. dependant)
Disk Footprint Size depends on config, supports RAM drive, Compact Flash, HD 480 MB for base image, diskless operation support 1.5 GB Hard drive 20 GB Hard drive
Processor Type 233 MHz x86 or faster 233MHz x86 or faster 400 MHz x86 (32-bit or 64-bit) or faster 800 MHz x86 (32-bit or 64-bit) processor
Image Creation Development Toolkit OPK install OPK install OPK install
POS for .NET Not Available Included Optional Optional
Development Support .NET Framework or .NET Compact Framework, Win32 API support .NET Framework or .NET Compact Framework, Win32 API support .NET Framework or .NET Compact Framework, Win32 API support .NET Framework or .NET Compact Framework, Win32 API support
Language Support XPe MUIs - 8 languages MUIs for 32 languages Full Windows XP language packs supported, localized and MUI Full Windows Vista language packs supported, localized and MUI
Enterprise Management Support SCCM, SCOM, DUA, SUS/WUS SCCM, SCOM, DUA, SUS/WUS SCCM, SCOM, SUS/WUS SCCM, SCOM, SUS/WUS
Active Directory Integration Supported Supported Supported Supported
Servicing and Support 5 years of mainstream support plus 5 years of extended support 5 years of mainstream support plus 5 years of extended support mainstream support retires 2009, plus 5 years of extended support 5 years of mainstream support plus 5 years of extended support
Licensing Available through OEMs and MS distributors Available through OEMs and MS distributors Available through OEMs and retail channels Available through OEMs and retail channels

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