Windows 10 is available for almost two months and can be installed for free for PCs and tablets with a valid license for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.
For Microsoft, this is the first step in a strategy that will make this Windows 10 an OS on PCs, tablets, smartphones, gaming consoles, connected objects, etc.
We already know that Windows 10 for mobile terminals is available by. Game consoles Xbox One will receive their OS version in November. What about low power devices connected to the Internet like the Raspberry Pi 2?
Microsoft has just answered that question by making available Windows 10 IoT Core for Geeks and computer hackers, the stripped-down version of its Windows 10 operating system for the Internet of Things.
Windows 10 IoT core is available for download. It has numerous development tools and offers support for several motherboards, including the Raspberry Pi 2 and MinnowBoard Max.
By this gesture the software giant wants to seduce the developers and make its operating system a key element in the universe of connected objects is becoming more and more momentum.
The OS provides several improvements and new features, including improved support for Python and Node.js, improved performance for the Raspberry Pi 2, an analog to digital converter (ADC) and support for Universal Windows Platform (UWP).
The UWP support will allow developers to create universal Windows applications that leverage the full potential of connected objects that are running Windows 10 IoT Core.
To help developers get started, Microsoft released its GitHub page on many code examples and videos that demonstrate how to create applications for its embedded OS.
To develop applications for Windows 10 IoT core, you must have a PC running Windows 10 and Visual Studio 2015.
Download Windows IoT Core for Raspberry Pi 2 from Here.