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Device makers get Flash discount

Microsoft and Macromedia will allow manufacturers to add the Macromedia Flash Player to Windows CE-based devices for a discounted fee, the two companies announced Tuesday. Microsoft's Windows CE is related to the software giant's Windows operating system for PCs, but is used in gadgets such as handheld computers, factory automation equipment and retail point-of-sale devices. Macromedia's Flash is an animation technology used extensively on the Web.

Microsoft and Macromedia will allow manufacturers to add the Macromedia Flash Player to Windows CE-based devices for a discounted fee, the two companies announced Tuesday.

Microsoft's Windows CE is related to the software giant's Windows operating system for PCs, but is used in gadgets such as handheld computers, factory automation equipment and retail point-of-sale devices. Macromedia's Flash is an animation technology used extensively on the Web.