First of all I wasn't sure if I should ask this question here or in the PDA area... so bear with me.
I have developed a number of embedded systems using PC based industrial systems. These have used Win 3.11 and either VB or Delphi to write the program, the results have been good and on the whole the systems have been reliable.
The problem is that Win 3.11 is an old operating system, but it is reasonably compact, most of the systems have a 8mB flash or EPROM disk as the main storage. This means that a port to 32 bit VB/Delphi under Win95/98 is out of the question.
The question is would Windows CE forfill the task? what is required to run Win CE on a standard PC system (100Mhz 486, 8mB flash 8mB Ram, color VGA 640x480x256color)? What development software is available? How would existing applications port from VB/Delphi?
Most of the applications communicate with industrial control equipment using a serial link.
Because I have asked a number of related questions I have allocated 200 points, If you can answer part of it then fine, as before I close the question I may allocate points between more than one contributor.
What I really am looking for is what I need to do to change to Win CE, and if it will be worth while.