Flex 6600m question

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 11 months ago
  • Answered
Does the new lineup of products with integrated GUI device still include the Dell Venue tablet? or something else?

Trying to understand what the core O/S is now, and how will it (the O/S) be updated and patched on the 6600m in the future.
Photo of Steven G1XOW

Steven G1XOW

  • 268 Posts
  • 111 Reply Likes

Posted 11 months ago

  • 1
Photo of Peter K1PGV

Peter K1PGV, Elmer

  • 541 Posts
  • 314 Reply Likes
Official Response
An embedded Windows system, such as the Maestro, typically includes only the functionality required by the platform (it's a "componentized" version of Windows). The system gets updates only under the control of the manufacturer - which should be rarely. The embedded system isn't subject to the same sort of malware infection as desktop systems, because embedded systems are almost always run "write protected." So, if there IS a malware infection, you just reboot the system and it's gone. No on-disk changes persist from boot to boot.

Windows runs in tens of millions of embedded systems every day. Among the ones I've personally worked on are: Medical imaging equipment, blood analyzers, military UAVs, financial clearing imaging systems, factory floor automation in all manner of industries, mass mailing systems, and almost every ATM on the planet.

So, relax. If Windows was really such a mess, the entire world would be in chaos. Your CT scan would be dangerous. Drones would fall from the sky. You'd never be able to get cash without waiting in line for a teller.

Your radio or your Maestro is in good hands.

Peter
K1PGV