Free Version of Windows 10 For Raspberry Pi 2
Ryan Simmons / 5 years ago
Just this morning we saw news that the new Raspberry Pi would be released today and now we have something great to compliment that. Microsoft has just announced that they are to release a special version of Windows 10 that will run on the new Pi that will also be available completely free of charge.
Now why is this significant? Well to get Windows 10 for free on a conventional machine, you need an earlier version of Windows, whether it be Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 and since no new Raspberry Pi will already have a copy of Windows on it, that would mean paying for one of those old versions now or pay for Windows 10 when it arrives.
The other reason why this is significant is because the Raspberry Pi has a System-On-Chip architecture, meaning without some heavy tweaking, retail versions of Windows are unsupported on the system. However, Microsoft will be compiling a very special version of Windows 10 just to run on the Pi.
There’s currently no further information on what that will look like, but that we’ll hear more “in the coming months”. Microsoft really is being quite giving lately.
Source: The Verge