Windows 10 will be officially compatible with the $35 Raspberry Pi 2
Today, the popular miniature computing machine got it's update; The Raspberry Pi 2 is the second generation computing board by the Raspberry Pi Foundation and this time around the board has just got more powerful and despite that, it's size remains the same which means existing users can just drop in the new board into their original Raspberry Pi.
Raspberry Pi 2
- 900MHz Quad core Cortex A7 ARM CPU
- 1GB LPDDR2 RAM
- $35 (available today!)
Well, the debut of the new Raspberry Pi 2 was just the coverup for Microsoft's more impacting announcement that Windows 10 will be officially supported on the Raspberry Pi 2. Previously, only Linux and other open sourced OS were accepted on the Raspberry Pi.
At the moment, Microsoft is secluding some information on Windows 10 for the Raspberry Pi 2 but they did mention that it will be a free OS for those who join the Windows Developer Program for IoT. Given the nature of Raspberry Pi's being used hackers and that Windows is a fairly closed OS, it'll be interesting to see how Windows 10 for the Raspberry Pi 2 would be like.
In addition to that, Microsoft says that the specialized version of Windows 10 for the Raspberry Pi will be coming later this year and more details will be revealed in the coming months. The dream of the $35 PC might be coming real soon and given that the new Raspberry Pi 2 is powered by an ARM based processor, don't expect Microsoft to throw in the full blown version of Windows on it.
SOURCE: RaspberryPi Blog, Windows Blog