Wednesday, December 21, 2005


For those of you regulars, you may remember once I mentioned that this is one of two blogs I maintain - the other is a personal blog on political issues. Tuesday, i oopsed and posted a politcal article to this blog. I apologize for that - this is a technical blog, not a political one, and I do my best to keep the two worlds separate. My apologies if I offended anyone with the inappropriate cross-post.

Friday, December 16, 2005

December Security Updates available

The December Security updates for Windows XP Embedded with SP1 and SP2 for use with the Desktop QFE Installer Tool are now available on Included are the following updates:
  • 904706 MS05-050: Security Update for DirectX: Vulnerability in DirectShow Could Allow Remote Code Execution (re-release)
  • 905915 MS05-054: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer
Customers may download, test, deploy, and distribute these updates to devices that have the Desktop QFE Installer tool installed. For more information on the Desktop QFE Installer Tool, see

Another update will be blogged when the component versions of these updates are live on the OEM Secure Site.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

McDonald's selects Windows XP Embedded for next-gen POS

Interesting story, and more reasons why XPE is such a compelling platform for business.