viewtopic.php?f=105&t=108914erfan8000 wrote:Is It free M.S. Windows 10 for RB Pi 2 ?
RTL MS Windows 10 will be free for Pi2?
It's free as in zero cost. It's not free as in what you can do with it.
Jtanner if an IoT device is created will it need a Windows 10 PC to communicate with / administer the device ??jtanner_msft wrote:Windows 10 IoT Core should be free for non-commercial use. So if you’re building a home project as a Maker you should be all set.
If you eventually want to build your own device and sell it, then there might be a licensing fee associated with using the OS. I don’t have any specifics on this and to be clear this is just my understanding at the moment and not a formal statement from Microsoft itself.
https://dev.windows.com/en-us/iotedCranium wrote:I just tried to launch the Windows_IoT_Core_RPI2_BUILD installer supplied by Microsoft. It requires Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate, Premium or Pro to run it. "Express" version is expressly excluded. So, do I you to spend $1199 to join this program?
The web site has some strange navigation but given a day it is feasible to get everything up and runningedCranium wrote:Thank you very much.
VS2015CE is also free for non-enterprise companies up to 5 employees, and in enterprise companies < 250 ppl/, < $1M in revenue.: https://www.visualstudio.com/products/v ... mmunity-vsjtanner_msft wrote:Hi Heater,
The VS 2015 Community Edition should be free, and using and developing for Windows IoT Core is free for non-commercial use.
I hope that helps.
I have purchased Windows 7 Professional for £30.00 UK on ebay, though read the description carefully.....Heater wrote:jtanner_msft,
Seems I need $120 to get started with Windows 10 IoT. http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msu ... .288401200
I cannot justify that cost for developing for the Pi, especially as solutions are expected to be movable to the plethora of other such similar boards which I guess are not supported.
(Sorry, I just noticed I typed "giggling" instead of "niggling" in my previous post.)
Windows 7 is still supported and will be until Jan 2020Heater wrote:Isn't Windows 7 obsolete.
If I'm going to buy an OS I'd rather get it from the creators rather than some unknown traders market stall in a back ally.
Microsoft no longer sell Windows 7 only Windows 8.1, there are many Vendors who do sell New Old Stock like AmazonHeater wrote:Where/how do I buy Windows 7 from Microsoft ? As far as I know it is not possible.
Easy answer is to not use Windows Core for an IoT deviceHeater wrote:Thanks for the input everybody.
Seems the answer to the opening posters question "Is It free M.S. Windows 10 for RB Pi 2 ?" is no.
To get into this I need in the order of a hundred dollars for the host operating system. Luckily I have a spare PC for this adventure else I'd need a few hundred more dollars for that.
As for the target Raspberry Pi there are unknown costs and restrictions involved in selling it on on otherwise distributing products based on it. Or even just giving it away.