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  • Raspberry Pi and Windows 10 hands on

    , figuerres wrote

    *snip*

    This not for the desktop.

    This is for making a device, think mini Linux like for a firewall or to make a doorbell or a weather station that sends data to your web server. Not for running an editor .,. while we might be able to that is not the intended use.

    Why would I use a machine with a quad core processor and HDMI port to ring doorbells? This thing CAN ABSOLUTELY run desktop software. Even the significantly less powerful RaspPi1 could.

    Quad-core ARM, a GPU that can decode high quality 1080p H.264 in real time, 1 GB of RAM. This is not some damn microcontroller. It's a general purpose computer! Of course it can run the full version of Windows too, once Microsoft  finishes working on it. It could even make a pretty decent Windows desktop.

  • Raspberry Pi and Windows 10 hands on

    , contextfree` wrote

    this thread is cracking me up.

    there appears to be some sort of supported Python toolset for Windows 10 IoT Core, see here for example. I don't know if it would work for your usecase.

    Thanks, that's definitely a start.

  • Raspberry Pi and Windows 10 hands on

    , figuerres wrote

    *snip*

    I know you are not really that uneducated so why act that way?  this is not a desktop with an x86 type CPU.

    I am not an expert on the tools you asked about.  over the life of Linux there have been changes that needed to have software updated to run with the new versions. Same thing here.

    I do not think it is a "uneducated" to believe that when Microsoft announced the release of Windows 10 for Raspberry Pi, that I would have access to a complete desktop operating system, including the standard desktop included with Windows 10 and support for desktop applications. To me, the unusual aspect is that it does not include such things.

    You bring up Linux, it is not unusual to run equivalent operating system on different architectures. For instance, there is no major user facing differences between Debian on x86 or Debian on Raspberry Pi.  The same desktop, software, and other systems are available through the package manager. Most computer languages are portable across architectures, and the Linux kernel itself is no exception.

    As I said, I suspect this is a simple omission due to the fact that the software is prerelease, and a proper release of Windows 10 will include such features as the ability to run desktop applications.

  • Raspberry Pi and Windows 10 hands on

    , Bas wrote

    *snip*

    Time to start watching some BUILD videos like the rest of us, then.

     

    *snip*

    Executing software written for Windows on it as we speak. You're talking nonsense.  Then again, I guess you were never really interested in this and were just looking for something to bash.



    No need to get all combative man. I was just curious what value, if any, this new Windows distro has for me.

    Unfortunately if it can not run Windows applications, it's of no value to me. What I mean by that is it ought to be able to run same software I can run on my Windows 7 machine, although perhaps due to the different architecture, via a recompilation. That's what I thought it could do. I understand that it's an early version and future versions may add more complete Windows support, but right now this is not good for my use case.

  • Best of //build/

    The Python support is unfortunately not very competitive with other IDEs at all. Notably the autocomplete seems to be broken enough to be largely unusable. Perhaps I will try Code whenever the need for web development occurs, I understand that has been Microsoft's initial focus with this IDE.

  • Raspberry Pi and Windows 10 hands on

    It seems like this version of Windows may not actually support execution of software written for Windows, even when compiled from source code. Personally, I think that's a pretty severe feature omission. I hope that's only a temporary thing and Microsoft adds support for running Windows applications in a future update.

  • Raspberry Pi and Windows 10 hands on

    , figuerres wrote

    *snip*

    We are all learning about this, check out the build videos, they now have a single format to install on each device that runs windows 10, I am not sure of the internal details yet.

    Pi is arm, they have a c++ for windows 10 on arm and a a.net for the pi on windows 10 arm.

    Right now I think if you want it you will need to port it to run on windows ten. This is early days for some new stuff.

    I need to port Windows software to Windows? Is that true? That's pretty weird.

  • Impressions after watching Anders TypeScript talk

    @Ray7:

    I think his real answer will be "I can not comment on legal matters." Hell that was pretty much Ballmer's response to similar questions, and he was the CEO.

  • Raspberry Pi and Windows 10 hands on

    , figuerres wrote

    *snip*

    Got an arm version for the universal app format ?

    I don't understand what you mean by universal app format. Is that what Windows programs are called now? I mainly want to know if I can run a program written in Python on this Windows. I need support for NumPy too.

  • Raspberry Pi and Windows 10 hands on

    I don't really want to start a whole new thread for this, but on the topic of RaspPi:

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