The new $35 Raspberry Pi 2 mini-computer isn’t just faster than the original model that launched 3 years ago. It’s also more versatile: in addition to supporting Raspbian and other Linux-based operating systems, the single-board computer will also be able to run a version of Windows 10.
Later this year Microsoft will offer Windows 10 for free through the Windows Developer Program for IoT.
Don’t expect this version of Windows to have all the features you’d get if you bought a desktop or notebook PC with an Intel or AMD processor. The Raspberry Pi 2 has a quad-core, ARM Cortex-A7 processor that’s more like the type of chip you’d find in a phone or tablet than one you’d normally see in a desktop computer.