Latest in Internet of things

Image credit:

Windows 10 is coming to the Raspberry Pi 2 for free

Matt Brian, @m4tt
02.02.15
2894 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Over the years, the Raspberry Pi has helped children learn to code and has powered many homebrew projects around the world, but some users have often lamented at the lack Windows support. Luckily, now that the Raspberry Pi 2 is here, that's all about to change. 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).

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 utilising Intel's Galileo board. The key thing here is price: tinkerers can grab the new ARMv7 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. Microsoft says it will share more details on what its new version of Windows 10 can do in "the coming months", but it shouldn't mean that you wait until then before buying one.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
2894 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

The 2019 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

The 2019 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

View
Watch the first trailer for HBO's 'Avenue 5' sci-fi space comedy

Watch the first trailer for HBO's 'Avenue 5' sci-fi space comedy

View
John Legere is stepping down as T-Mobile CEO next April

John Legere is stepping down as T-Mobile CEO next April

View
Amazon cuts the price of the Google Pixel 3a to $299

Amazon cuts the price of the Google Pixel 3a to $299

View
Logitech unveils an affordable button kit for the Xbox Adaptive Controller

Logitech unveils an affordable button kit for the Xbox Adaptive Controller

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr