Now that the upgrade to Windows XP Embedded has been released (as Windows Embedded Standard 7) a few months ago, is anyone really excited about or planning to use it? I know this is the latest extension to the age-old battle between "rich" thin clients, "thin" thin clients, zero clients, and cheap PCs running real Windows. In terms of embedded Windows, WES7 is pretty good I guess: Media Player 12, RDP 7, IE8, Silverlight, Aero with multimonitor, IPv6, group policy & domain control, etc. And in theory any application that runs on Windows 7 should run on WES7, so it can use it for those few apps that aren't really compatible with remotely-delivered desktops. (Too bad Citrix, VMware, or Quest don't have reverse seamless.)
It seems that Windows XP Embedded had a decent uptake overall, but back when that came out we only really had Linux Thin Clients, custom OS thin clients, or full PCs as other options. But now we have zero clients (in many flavors) and of course the ability to stream the "real" Windows 7 to thin clients or full PCs, so I wonder, what's the uptake for WES7 going to be? Are you planning on using it?