Microsoft had to make Windows 8 available as an embedded OS for thinclient (among other use cases) I had to try it out to check what is changing regarding Windows 8 Standard or Enterprise edition and previous Embedded OS.

What’s new in Windows 8 Embedded and with this Release Preview :

  • Rich Line of Business Experiences
    Delight your customers with smooth, responsive, immersive experiences powered by Windows 8 applications, Multi-Touch, Internet Explorer 10 and more.
  • Connected
    Deliver a solution that stays up and running, and allows you to connect to the things that matter most inside and outside the four walls.
  • Targeted
    Deliver a targeted device experience with powerful OS development tools and enhanced lockdown and branding capabilities to meet the line of business needs of your customers.
  • Intelligent Systems Ready
    Create a device that can be secured, managed and connect to IT systems to extend intelligence through the business process.
  • Secure
    Utilize Windows 8 technologies to protect the device, data, and network to keep business running smoothly.

The hardware requirements to install this OS are as follow : (more…)

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