Deal DetailsLast Edited by mlacey3 February 2, 2015 at 09:28 AM
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.
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.