With the launch of the new Raspberry Pi 2 single board mini PC today, Microsoft has released some more information about how their new Windows 10 operating system will be supported by the now more powerful Raspberry Pi 2 pocket sized computer.
Microsoft has announced they will be making their latest Windows 10 operating system support the Raspberry Pi 2 and will offer it for free to the Make community through the Windows Developer Program for IoT later this year.
The new Raspberry Pi 2 now offers 6x the processing power than older models, and is equipped with a A 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU supported by 1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM. While still providing complete compatibility with the original Raspberry Pi version one hardware, Microsoft explains :
“We see the Maker community as an amazing source of innovation for smart, connected devices that represent the very foundation of the next wave of computing, and we’re excited to be a part of this community. Last year we took an important step in embracing the Maker movement by creating the Windows Developer Program for IoT and delivering Windows for the Intel Galileo board. 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.
Raspberry Pi has quickly become one of the Maker community’s favorite platforms because their highly-capable, low-cost boards and compute modules enable developers to bring their vison to life. Raspberry Pi 2 is a surprisingly powerful device that opens up the world of computing and programing to a huge range of people and skill levels.
We are excited about our work with the Raspberry Pi Foundation and to share that Windows 10 will support Raspberry Pi 2. We will be sharing more details about our Windows 10 plans for IoT in the coming months. I encourage you to register for our developer program on the Windows Developer Program for IoT site to get the latest information on our Maker efforts.”
For more information on the new Windows 10 support for the new Raspberry Pi 2 mini PC jump over to the Microsoft website for details via the link below.
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