Raspberry Pi 3. Credit: Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi is finally ready for the full Windows 10 experience. A new installer lets you put Windows 10 on Arm, including the Pi. And it’s made by the same people who got Windows 10 on Arm onto Lumia 950 and 950 XL handset. Windows Latest first reported the news.
The developer Jose Manuel Nieto Sanchez calls the tool “super easy to use” and “no-hassle.” It requires a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B or B+, a microSD card (he recommends an A1 rating) and a Windows 10ARM64 image, which is linked to from the page where you get the download instructions.
The installer needs a set of binaries, the Core Package, to run. Nieto Sanchez is quick to point out that “these binaries are not mine [emphasis his]and are bundled and offered just for convenience to make your life easier since this tool is focused on simplicity.”
Previously, the only way to run Windows at all was by using Windows IoT Core, but Windows 10 on ARM may be far more capable. We plan on giving this a try ourselves soon, although we don’t hold out much hope for speedy boot times and a super-snappy experience
SO WHAT IS THE RASPBERRY PI 3?
The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is the latest version of the $35 Raspberry Pi computer. The Pi isn’t like your typical machine, in its cheapest form it doesn’t have a case, and is simply a credit-card sized electronic board — of the type you might find inside a PC or laptop but much smaller.
SO WHAT IS THE RASPBERRY PI 3 CAPABLE OF?
An awful lot amount. As you can see below you can use the Pi 3 as a low-cost desktop, media center, retro games console, or router just to begin with.
That is just the beginning, there are many projects out there, where people have used the Pi to build tablets, laptops, phones, robots, smart mirrors, to take pictures on the edge of space, to run experiments on the International Space Station — and that’s without mentioning the more unique things you can do with a Raspberry Pi
MoreRaspberry Pi 3 Model Spec
The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is the earliest model of the third-generation Raspberry Pi.
It replaced the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B in February 2016. There is also a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, the latest product in the Raspberry Pi 3 range.
- Quad-Core 1.2GHz Broadcom BCM2837 64 bit CPU
- 1GB RAM
- BCM43438 wireless LAN and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) on board
- 100 Base Ethernet
- 40-pin extended GPIO
- 4 USB 2 ports
- 4 Pole stereo output and composite video port
- Full-size HDMI
- CSI camera port for connecting a Raspberry Pi camera
- DSI display port for connecting a Raspberry Pi touchscreen display
- Micro SD port for loading your operating system and storing data
- Upgraded switched Micro USB power source up to 2.5A