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Microsoft has announced that it intends to support the Raspberry Pi Foundation's latest board, making its new Windows 10 operating system available to the wider Pi community for free via its Windows Developer Program for IoT (Internet of Things).

Microsoft says that Windows 10 will be made available "later this year," offering it to "Makers" in the same way it delivered Windows builds for developers tinkering with Intel's Galileo board. The key thing here is price: tinkerers can grab the new board, which is said to deliver at least six times the performance of the old Model B+, for just $35 and begin building their own home automation tools or just set up a cheap but powerful media center. Microsoft says it will share more details on what its specialised version of Windows 10 can do in "the coming months", but it shouldn't mean you wait until then before buying one.
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Last Edited by sd444 February 2, 2015 at 10:38 PM
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http://www.raspberrypi.org/raspbe...nt-1198654

Ben Nuttall says:
2nd Feb 2015 at 12:25 pm

Windows will not be used as a desktop – you develop your application on a PC and deploy it to the Pi. Performance will be fine for running such applications.


OFFICIAL DISTRIBUTORS
Taken from:
http://www.raspberrypi.org/products/


UK: http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/pro.../832-6274/
US: http://www.element14.com/communit...topban-Pi2
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well time to sell my old one.
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Look like fun. Do you have a site link for building a media center? I was thinking low profile to fit behind a TV.
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Sorry for those who bought the Model B+ $25.
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BTW I love Hot Black Raspberry cobbler with a scoop of chocolate ice-cream on top.

Only see one at Amazon.
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Where is the best place to order a pi 2?
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Quote from fargoadvice View Post :
http://www.engadget.com/2015/02/0...erry-pi-2/

Microsoft has announced that it intends to support the Raspberry Pi Foundation's latest board, making its new Windows 10 operating system available to the wider Pi community for free via its Windows Developer Program for IoT (Internet of Things).

Microsoft says that Windows 10 will be made available "later this year," offering it to "Makers" in the same way it delivered Windows builds for developers tinkering with Intel's Galileo board. The key thing here is price: tinkerers can grab the new board, which is said to deliver at least six times the performance of the old Model B+, for just $35 and begin building their own home automation tools or just set up a cheap but powerful media center. Microsoft says it will share more details on what its specialised version of Windows 10 can do in "the coming months", but it shouldn't mean you wait until then before buying one.
giddy up. now to reproject my b+ from a server to something else or use this new model as something else. hrmm.
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Where is the best place to order a pi 2?
Out of stock (surprise!) now.

Straight from the manufacturer. [Adafruit link removed. Adafruit is a reseller, not the manufacturer.]

It will probably be a while before these get into the distribution channels. I read numbers like 200,000 units for the first production run.

You can sign up for notice when they're back in stock. No idea if the list is ordered or not, since you don't know if you'll be the guy behind a distributor ordering 5,000 of them.
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I notice from the link from the poster that there was something left out of his qout.

Microsoft has announced that it will support the Raspberry Pi Foundation's latest board, making a specialized version of its Windows 10 operating system available to the wider Pi community for free via its Windows Developer Program for IoT (Internet of Things).

Does anybody know what the limitations of the specialized version of its Windows 10 might be?
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Quote from mike808 View Post :
Out of stock (surprise!) now.

Straight from the manufacturer.
https://www.adafruit.com/products/2358

It will probably be a while before these get into the distribution channels. I read numbers like 200,000 units for the first production run.

You can sign up for notice when they're back in stock. No idea if the list is ordered or not, since you don't know if you'll be the guy behind a distributor ordering 5,000 of them.
FYI: Adafruit is NOT the manufacturer Wink They're just a reseller!

Raspberry Pi Foundation is who makes Raspberry Pi: http://www.raspberrypi.org/

The *OFFICIAL* announcement does NOT list Adafruit as a reseller of the 'first batch':

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Raspberry Pi 2 is available to buy today from our partners element14 and RS Components.
I trust and use element14 for most of my dev board purchases - never been treated badly, for what it's worth!

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I notice from the link from the poster that there was something left out of his qout.

Microsoft has announced that it will support the Raspberry Pi Foundation's latest board, making a specialized version of its Windows 10 operating system available to the wider Pi community for free via its Windows Developer Program for IoT (Internet of Things).

Does anybody know what the limitations of the specialized version of its Windows 10 might be?
https://dev.windows.com/en-us/fea...pi2support

It's sounding more and more like the full version of 10 with the addition of GPIO support Wink
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ARM Windows doesn't have a lot of development
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Where is the deal
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Element14.com getting hammered
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@fargoadvice Thanks for the correction/clarification.
The two resellers you noted, Element14 [element14.com] (located in the UK, so be aware of potential currency fees when their store is back online) has this on their page:
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We're Sorry
Our service is temporarily unavailable.
The other supplier does appear to have stock and their web store is working. RS Electronics link [rs-online.com] has them for ?22.85 (British Pounds) and therefore, likely a currency conversion charge to USD ($), which is currently $34.37 USD (more or less the advertised $35).
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