If you haven’t yet made yourself familiar with the Raspberry Pi project – perhaps it’s time that you do.
The credit card sized PC which priced between US$20 – US$35 (depends on the model you buy) is already capable of delivering a decent computing experience by being able to do: simple web browsing, playing high-definition video, making spreadsheets, word-processing, and also playing games.
With that in mind, there’s no wonder why some distinguishable companies have started to show their interest in it. One such company, for instance, turned out to be Microsoft Corporation.
Until recent, R-Pi was using primarily Linux-kernel-based operating systems (similar to Android) such as: Arch, Gentoo, Debian, Ubuntu and so on for its primary OS.
It even gained a specifically tailored desktop environment – Maynard – which runs on Wayland by the way.
However, with the upcoming release of R-Pi version 2, a new OS is going to enter the ring – Windows 10, and for some of you out there it may even come for free:
“We are taking the next step by bringing Microsoft’s leading development tools, services, and ecosystem to the Raspberry Pi community for free through our Windows Developer Program for IoT.”
Said Kevin Dallas, General Manager of Windows IoT (Internet of Things) Group.
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