Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Raspberry Pi + Windows 10 = IoT (at home)

 

The new Raspberry Pi 2. 6x the power, 1 GB RAM, Windows 10 support and the same price.

This Broadcom CPU has two distinct improvements over the BCM2835 of the RPi B+. First, it has quadrupled the cores, each running at 900 MHz. (PI B+'s single-core 700 MHz). Also included a small tweak that allowed them to support 1 GB of RAM, double the 512 MB on the other models.

Microsoft announced today that Windows 10 would run on the Pi 2 free for the developer community via the Windows Developer Program for IoT later this year. Windows 10 on the Raspberry Pi 2 will be the IoT SKU of Windows 10, not the full version, but that’s exactly what the device was designed for.

Microsoft says that it sees the developer community as the foundation of the next wave of computing. By offering Windows 10 at no cost Microsoft has guaranteed that Windows 10 will be used in all manner of cheap projects that it would have never been considered for if the OS was selling at prices like previous generations of Windows.

Register with Microsoft. Buy some Pi.

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