Category Archives: Windows

I’m Playing With a Philips Velo 1 H/PC Again

Quick and dirty post, here. The first Windows CE device I owned was the Philips Velo 1 H/PC. It’s a clamshell mobile powered by a 36.86MHz MIPS R4000-based Philips SOC (what they called a “Two Chip Pic”) that I owned … Continue reading

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An Inside Look At OS/2…And Why It Failed

Just a quick post to point folks to a two-part look (from The Register) at the situation that was the OS/2 operating system and why it failed, from the perspective of an IBM insider. It’s well worth a read. Part One: IBM … Continue reading

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Playing Around with Windows 7 Beta

So I installed the Windows 7 beta (build 7000) on my Shuttle XPC this weekend. It’s a box that used to be my media center PC, but due to frequent motherboard failures, I’ve pulled it and have been using it … Continue reading

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My Media PC Gives Up the Ghost

So my media PC died. The core of my entertainment center is a Shuttle XPC i8600 (3.2GHz P4 HT) running Meedio under Windows XP. It’s great. It’s my main DVD player and it lets me sit on the couch with … Continue reading

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