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#1 xdot.tk

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 14:53

There's a little known OS called Windows Embedded POS Ready 2009. You can download a trial here to play with. It's basically Windows XP SP3 and will receive updates until April 2019. :laugh: I'm running it now on a VM and it basically uses the same updates as regular XP. MSFN discussion. :shiftyninja:

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#2 ncoday

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 14:56

Why should we care about that?

POS means point of sale, that is checkout registers, not desktops.

#3 ahhell

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 14:57

So?

#4 OP xdot.tk

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 14:58

Why should we care about that?

POS means point of sale, that is checkout registers, not desktops.


Then why am I running the trial on a desktop? It's XP with a few missing features. Things like Movie Maker, etc.

#5 Simon-

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 15:00

All I can say to XP haters is... OWNED!

It's inevitable that Microsoft will have to support it longer to keep XP mode going. If they are already having to maintain updates due to this obscure edition, then it isn't much extra work really. Watch 2014 slip to 2019 to match.

#6 Nothing Here

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 15:00

How long is the trial for? 90 days? 120?

#7 slumdogtrillionaire

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 15:01

Then why am I running the trial on a desktop? It's XP with a few missing features. Things like Movie Maker, etc.


cant install office can you?

#8 ahhell

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 15:01

Then why am I running the trial on a desktop? It's XP with a few missing features. Things like Movie Maker, etc.


/facepalm

That's not really the point. Sure it will work...except for the fact that you are violating the license.

#9 Pygmy_Hippo

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 15:03

POS means point of sale, that is checkout registers, not desktops.


Ahh right - I thought POS stood for Piece Of....yeah, well you get the idea ;)

#10 Lee G.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 15:05

Then why am I running the trial on a desktop? It's XP with a few missing features. Things like Movie Maker, etc.


It's a specialised version of Windows XP Embedded that's designed for point of sale systems. It's only licensed with these systems.

Windows Embedded POSReady (Formerly Windows Embedded for Point of Service) is an operating system developed by Microsoft as part of its Windows Embedded line of products [1] designed for use in "POS Devices such as Automated teller machines and Self Service Checkouts.[2]

http://en.wikipedia....bedded_POSReady

#11 OP xdot.tk

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 15:06

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/facepalm

That's not really the point. Sure it will work...except for the fact that you are violating the license.

Cry me a river.

#12 n_K

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 15:07

Yeah what lcg said, running it cracked or not on a POS for longer than 120 days is against the TOS, plus the updates are only given to those that have authourised accounts, they're not GA.
Plus the updates will be to the POS System not for main OS security features, these devices are connected to LANs in supermarkets and NOT THE INTERNET.

#13 OP xdot.tk

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 15:08

cant install office can you?


That's not the point. You can use POS's updates in a regular XP.

#14 +Bryan R.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 15:09

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Cry me a river.

That's really cool, bro. What's your point though?

#15 Nothing Here

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 15:09

Ok so that's a 90 day eval. Thanx False for that screen.