Didn’t I just finish telling you it was interesting times?
Today (2 February 2015) Microsoft announced that a version of Windows 10 will support the Raspberry Pi 2. And, if that’s not cool enough, they’ll make that version of Windows available for free — at least to “makers” (for some definition of “makers”).
The Pi 2 is based around an ARM V7 core, and comes with 1GB of memory.
You can buy the Pi now, for… ready?? US$35.
Of course, it is still completely unclear what this would mean for people like driver developers. Will we be able to support new devices, and write drivers for it? If it’s an IoT thing, I’d say the ability to write drivers for this little guy is pretty much required. Wouldn’t that be interesting? Perhaps we’ll find out more at WinHEC.
If you want some Pi with your Windows 10, check out Microsoft’s IoT site and sign yourself up for the latest email blasts.