8 years ago
-- Graham. %Profound_observation%
-- Graham. %Profound_observation%
I really love the hype about it being able to run windows. Some people are going to be *very* disappointed when they finally find out that it's only the IoT version. lol
The problem is that these people will think it's the Pi that's at fault, not the disingenuous marketing.
-- W J G
It would help if the journalists explained what is being spoken about rather than just regurgitating press releases. You know, maybe journalists could report the news and add some explanation in a side-bar. But that would mean they'd need to understand stuff. Then instead of the less-clued people thinking their $35 computer and free OS will run all the legacy apps they'd know it's a niche market being chased.
Of course, Win10 IoT edition doesn't come with systemd and that makes it suddenly a lot less horrible! :-)
Apparently Microsoft has finally noticed that Linux has been taking over part of their market in the past years.
But will they be successfull in getting it back?
Microsoft really is down to a dwindling corporate desktop market and domestic laptops
Sell shares now
-- Everything you read in newspapers is absolutely true, except for the rare story of which you happen to have first-hand knowledge. ? Erwin Knoll
What's taken over their market are smartphones and tablets, where they have a tiny share compared with the rapidly dying desktop market where they almost had a monopoly.
It might become popular in classrooms. Depends heavily on what it can do, what sort of development environments are available for it, support for teachers, etc. This is something Microsoft certainly could get right if they put their minds to it.
If becomes popular in teaching environments, as those students move across into their first jobs, you could well see it starting to be used there. As one of Sun's OpenSolaris evangelists, I saw exactly this sequence happen with OpenSolaris (followed shortly afterwards by Oracle killing it).
-- Andrew Gabriel [email address is not usable -- followup in the newsgroup]
I do hope not.
Most smartphones and tablets run Linux, another contigent runs BSD. That must be irritating for them.
They had a much larger share of the market with Windows CE/Mobile than they do with Windows for phone 7/8/8.1/Just Windows or whatever they are calling it this week.
The user experience of Window 95ish on a 320x240 screen and having to use a stylus sharpened to needle point to use it was never that compelling, but what was basically and old copy of Windows NT underneath did attract quite a bit of embedded use from people with that skill set.
Not a chance. With Linux lightweight enough to offer a development environments in a multitude of languages running natively on the Pi, why would anyone for education or hobbyist use want to lumber themselves with a full Windows PC running Visual Studio to be able develop code for it?
...because that's what the National Curriculum will demand, "in the best interests of the student, to fully appreciate the environment a future employer will expect".
-- Ian "Tamahome!!!" - "Miaka!!!"
Because running a modern IDE on the pi requires too much patience. I use Netbeans and although it can be installed and run on the pi it is extremely slow. It is far easier to use if it is run on a full sized computer whatever the OS. The remote debugging is painless and provides almost the same experience as running everything on the pi. I'm sure Visual Studio is just as capable as Netbeans. It is possible, but unlikely, that the 2 pi make running a full IDE tolerable.
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