From OSnewsMicrosoft Launches “Shared Platforms” Program By Eugenia Loli-Queru, submitted by Anonymous – Posted on 2003-06-02 21:41:57 According to a news item at, Microsoft has launched a new program in its ‘shared source’ initiative. This one enables the sharing of ‘platforms’, allowing, for example, hobbyists ‘to convert an old PC into any number of Windows CE .NET-based devices, such as a digital audio receiver,’ using files downloaded from a community repository. Free and time-fused tools are available for download from Microsoft’s website to facilitate the process.