hippy wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:53 pm
A link to something running Windows on ARM might be more appropriate.
Having survived Windows RT in not going there again. Please put a health warning on the top
fruitoftheloom wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:48 pm
8 years and still no fully functioning Windows Operating System for every model of Raspberry Pi.
Add this to Android & ChromiumOS as a requested ""must have""
Given M/S tries to pitch IoT as an edge solution to the chargeable cloud services (that does the heavy grunt work) I’m sure the rapid release of the 4 was a surprise to them as much as to us. I’m not convinced that long term ARM has a place in the development stream of M/S desktop till ARM servers can deliver cloud at lower cost than x86 boxes and have enough software to make it viable. At that point, M/S may transfer skills to the desktop dev teams on Arm V8 and it may be in time for the next Pi chip
Yes I am aware of the Gigabyte servers and OneCore but it’s still a long battle with the newer Intel and AMD chips ramping up brute computing power at lower cost - both in £ and energy.
Long term though - are the big corporate users of the Pi boards interested in either developing for Windows 10 on a Pi or using versions of Linux? Consider the number of cut down applications you get for Windows S - not that many... Gut feel is standard Linux or their own tiny Linux O/S but I have no proof of this. Home users I feel will have very little say in the matter despite this topic cropping up again and again and again... Market forces drive machines for games and home use based on Windows and x86 (look at sales figures) with lower cost / abilities being taken by Chromebooks and really cut down Windows S laptops. Arm is only just dinting this market so the desktop is out of reach for the likes of HP and Samsung with ARM chips.
I do not expect any announcement from RPT/RPF let alone M/S either way as folk like to keep doors open rather than be seen backtracking or jumping on the bandwagon (eek - too much corporate speak there). Given a choice - just give a clear no please.
Will save hundreds of ‘why won’t Fortnite run’ or ‘how do I get a new video card connected’ (and folk here know my feeling on that engineering feat).
Need Pi spray - these things are breeding in my house...