Raspberry Pi 2 Users Get Windows 10 IoT Core for Free
If you are using Raspberry Pi 2 and were wondering if and when you would be able to get Microsoft finest, Windows 10 on your machines, your time is now.
A new, striped down version of the latest operating system by Microsoft, Windows 10 IoT Core, has been launched and it is free for anyone who wishes to download a copy.
Moreover, the IoT Core version of Windows is not only for the Raspberry Pi 2 users but also the MinnowBoard Max users who wish to try it out for free.
Wondering what exactly do they mean when they say IoT Core? Well, it is a “new edition for Windows targeted towards small, embedded devices that may or may not have screens.” That being said, here are a few lines from the developers themselves:
For devices with screens, Windows 10 IoT Core does not have a Windows shell experience; instead you can write a Universal Windows app that is the interface and “personality” for your device. IoT core designed to have a low barrier to entry and make it easy to build professional grade devices. It’s designed to work with a variety of open source languages and works well with Visual Studio.
So whoever is interested in getting the Windows 10 IoT Core should hit this link to get to the download page and also to read up more about it.
You can “use it to build robotic air-hockey tables” by the way.