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I am already getting a lot of questions about whether this program or that program will run on the new UMPC. The simple answer is yes. The UMPC runs full Windows XP Tablet Edition (and later Vista) so it will run any program you can now […]

I am already getting a lot of questions about whether this program or that program will run on the new UMPC. The simple answer is yes. The UMPC runs full Windows XP Tablet Edition (and later Vista) so it will run any program you can now run on any WinXP device. The smaller screen may require some developers to tweak their UI or dialog boxes to optimize them for the UMPC but they should work fine as they are now, especially with the ability to downsample the UMPC screen. Chris Pratley addresses how OneNote works on the UMPC in a blog post today. Lora Heiny has written two excellent articles on What Is New for developers who want to optimize their programs for the smaller UMPC screen. Aspiring UMPC developers can download the UMPC Display Emulator here.

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