Monday, February 2, 2015

New Quad Core Raspberry Pi 2 - a 35 dollar Windows 10 machine?

The Raspberry Pi 2 was announced today.  Sweet.

For me, the biggest surprise wasn't that a quad core ARM machine could be made for 35 dollars.  The Odroid C1 beat them to that punch.

The biggest surprise to me is that is has baked in Windows 10 support, and licenses are available to makers free of charge.  Microsoft is making some good moves in the tech space to help them earn back the trust of makers who were long scorned by Microsoft's previous policies that were not friendly to the hacker on a budget.  Will it work?  Time will tell.  You can't blame Microsoft for extending the olive branch.  Well, you can, but it just isn't that productive.