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Is Windows 10 IoT open source?

Windows 10 IoT Core is an optimized version of Windows 10 that is designed for smaller devices with or without a display that run on both ARM and x86/x64 devices. The IoT domain has always been popular with traditional open source operating systems such as Linux distributions.

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Similarly one may ask, is Windows 10 for IoT free?

It is available as a free download and lacks the usual Windows 10 system user interface. It also runs on x86 and selected ARM platforms like the Raspberry Pi (see photo). Windows IoT Mobile and Enterprise are still licensed to OEMs. Windows 10 IoT Core targets embedded developers and hobbyists.

Beside above, what is the difference between Windows 10 and Windows 10 IoT? Windows 10 IoT comes in two editions. Windows 10 IoT Core is the smallest member of the Windows 10 operating system family. By contrast, Windows 10 IoT Enterprise is a full version of Windows 10 with specialized features to create dedicated devices locked down to a specific set of applications and peripherals.

Similarly, you may ask, is Windows 10 IoT any good?

Windows 10 IoT Core is a version of Windows optimized for smaller devices. However, software packages written for the Windows ecosystem will never run on the Pi. If you want to run a huge variety of specific windows apps, then Windows 10 IoT is a good choice.

Will windows go open source?

Microsoft: An Open Source Windows Is 'Definitely Possible' Microsoft's software empire rests on Windows, the computer operating system that runs so many of the world's desktop PCs, laptops, phones, and servers. But one day, the company could "open source" the code that underpins the OS—giving it away for free.

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