XP or XPE for POS application RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    Not sure if this is the correct place to post this - apologies if it's not.

    I'm developing a custom POS application in VB.Net 2.0 for no more than 4 terminals.

    The touch terminals all have P4 processors with 512 MB RAM and 40 GB HDDs.

    I'm just wondering if there are any advantages to installing XP embedded (or XPE for POS) instead of XP Professional.

    Because of the limited number of clients, it would be more expensive to buy the developer tools for XPE and then license each client rather than just buying 4 copies of XP Pro - I already have VS 2005.

    Because the terminals are reasonly well specced and they will only by running the POS system, I'm overlooking the preformance benefits of XPE - is there anything else I need to know about XPE?

    I'd appreciate any help or advise on offer



    Tuesday, May 2, 2006 12:49 PM


  • The advantage in using XP Embedded in situations like this is that the system is made to be more closed and more appliance like (the boot includes tha application, no external software installations and thus less prone to mal-functions)


    Wednesday, May 3, 2006 7:21 AM
  • If resources are not an issue, you should also consider what other software you need on your POS terminals - some is not qualified to run on XPE.
    Sunday, May 7, 2006 12:03 AM

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