Custom Windows OS coming to Intel Galileo to power Internet of Things

Custom Windows OS coming to Intel Galileo to power Internet of Things
By Chuong H Nguyen on 18 Aug 2014 05:13 pm
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Microsoft is promising to deliver a custom version of its ubiquitous Windows operating system to developers who own Intel's Galileo, which can be used to power and connect to other devices. Essentially, Galileo is like a Raspberry Pi for Windows developers to use to power the next generation of the Internet of Things.

Developers will soon be able to download and install this custom version of Windows on their Galileo boards. Previously, only Galileo boards sent by Microsoft to a few developers came pre-loaded with Windows.

The OS is said to be a non-commercial version of Windows that's based on Microsoft's consumer release of Windows 8.1.

This version is also said to also be compatible with Arduino as well.

If you're a developer, what other tools are you hoping that Microsoft and Intel will help provide? For consumers, how do you envision the future of the connected home with Windows, Xbox, and Windows Phone serving as controllers?

Source: Microsoft via PC World

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Custom Windows OS coming to Intel Galileo to power Internet of Things

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Too bad Windows doesn't have one OS that could power embedded, Internet of Things, car infotainment systems, tablets, phones and even a PC.

They had better work hard to keep "ubiquitous Windows" ubiquitous and not replaced with Linux forks and Android... There are 1.5 billion computers in the world running Windows and currently there are 1 billion phones running Android being sold EVERY year... and in the last quarter the increase was 33% on a year to year basis. Of course it can't go on forever, but Android is going to be pretty ubiqutous.