This morning the brand new Raspberry Pi 2 was unveiled to the delight of the maker community. But Microsoft is also getting in on the action by promising Windows 10 support for the new device alongside free licensing for users.
Raspberry Pi has been a favorite of the community ever since it originally launched. The new version brings better performance with a quad-core CPU, doubles the RAM to 1GB and still only costs $35.
But perhaps the biggest news is that Microsoft is coming to the maker community’s support by offering Windows 10 on the Raspberry Pi 2. Of course that will be the IoT SKU of Windows 10, not the full version, but that’s exactly what the device was designed for.
Interested folks will be able to sign-up to Microsoft’s Windows IoT Developer Program and receive their Windows 10 build for free.
The Internet of Things is expected to become ubiquitous in the next few years, and Microsoft is looking to have a strong presence in the market. By supporting and listening to the maker community from the get go with Windows 10, the company is ensuring its future success.
Source: Windows Blog | Image via Raspberry Pi