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NeXT

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Finding software for my Newton was fun but now I have to find software for something just as obscure, Windows CE 2.0.
I have the system and networking service packs installed on my MIPS-based Mobilon but other than the stuff in ROM I got no other software for it.
Where exactly on the net can software for said version of CE be found?
I have heard of hpc.net and hpcfactor.com (actually got the service packs and ActiveSync software there) however hpcfactor asks for money on a fair chunk of stuff as well as they cater mostly to the newer stuff and hpc.com is very slow and a lot of links are dead.
 

IBMMuseum

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...I have to find software for something just as obscure, Windows CE 2.0...

I´ve got an IBM Workpad z50 with Windows CE 3.0 (and built-in CE versions of Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Access). A few years back I think I found mostly games as far as other CE software. Even tried my hand at starting to write programs for it (with a version of Codewarrior).
 

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I have a Phillips Nino 300( MIPS CPU , CE 2) and a MobilePro 770( MIPS CPU , CE 2.11).

There are still places to find software for these older units, it just takes some looking. I also keep backup folders of everything I found for these old PDAs over the years.
 

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As it happens I just threw out a boxed Macmillan PlusPack for CE, but I managed to retrieve the CDROM and manual if you're interested; PM.

(Some card games, financial apps, autodialer etc.)
 

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Thanks for the offer mike but I don't think I ahve a need for any of that software (I'm also not a solitare fan either).
So there are basically no websites where you can download software fo these older Windows CE devices?
 

Starshadow

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I'll have to hunt down my old sources, but they're out there. I retired my two CE 2 devices to my collection when I was given a Palm Lifedrive and a HTC Titan.
 

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I might have asked you for it Mike, but that's the same kind of things I toss out, too. It's like a productivity pack, not good for me. Who needs a PDA to tell me I'm late for an appointment? I think I have a handle on knowing when I'm late :)

I'm looking for games and things. One really neat thing I have is a Win CE 2.x thin client terminal. It's a totally contained computer in itself but has all thebells and whistles of a desktop. So I'm still lookng for stuff for both that and my Compaq C130.
 

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I might have asked you for it Mike, but that's the same kind of things I toss out, too. It's like a productivity pack, not good for me. Who needs a PDA to tell me I'm late for an appointment? I think I have a handle on knowing when I'm late :)

I'm looking for games and things...
Umm, I did say (6) card games...
Also autodialer, battery monitor & 2 financial apps; nothing there to tell you about appointments. No sweat, out it goes.
 

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One really neat thing I have is a Win CE 2.x thin client terminal.

Is that a Compaq Evo T series by any chance? I have 4 T20s and 2 t30s. One of my T20s is a Windows NT Embedded version that I gave a nice MP3 player program as well as a few other cool stuff on a usb stick, and I converted one of the CE ones to Damn Small Linux.

They're cool little machines indeed.
 

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Is that a Compaq Evo T series by any chance? I have 4 T20s and 2 t30s. One of my T20s is a Windows NT Embedded version that I gave a nice MP3 player program as well as a few other cool stuff on a usb stick, and I converted one of the CE ones to Damn Small Linux.

They're cool little machines indeed.

Not a Compaq, it's an odd name that I hav enever heard of before. I do know of those Compaq's and they would be neat to have (sound like you've made yours even cooler to own). It runs eerily quiet.

Slightly on/off topic, if you do a search on ebay for 'netbook' a bunch of ~$70 Win CE 5.0 machines come up. They look handy, as I need something like that for basic net communicating (and spare the expense of a full laptop).

I'll get some more info on my thin client in a little bit.

Nathan
 

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I might have asked you for it Mike, but that's the same kind of things I toss out, too.
Fortunately someone with a better appreciation of these things than you Philistines has stepped up to give it a new home.

By the way, I have a Compaq/Wyse T1010 (w/PS), a Wyse WT2800SE WinTerm and a few NCD ThinSTAR 300's that I've been scrapping/stripping; any of them actually useful?
 
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