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Windows RT on a Raspberry PI, If you could would you?

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    Windows RT on a Raspberry PI, If you could would you?


    Obviously right now, you can't. But if you could would you? I just bought a Raspberry Pi B+, and looking at what's offered for an OS got me thinking? If Microsoft released a free version of Windows RT that could run on a Pi, would anybody actually give it a try? Assuming there are a few takers, it would be one way to get Windows RT out there. Running Apps like Netflix, to me, would be a bonus. What do you think?

    EDIT: Forgot to say, I would try it for sure.
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    Well, in my case, yes if certain device drivers were there. In my new tower I'm building for my system, I'm going to have a small touch screen in the front of it that seems like an 8 inch tablet will have to suffice. It would be nice if I could find just a small touch screen, and have it work with the Pi and RT as it will be running basically all the time to serve the purpose as a digital clock, notifications and possibly a software controlled power switch.
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    There are lots of small screens for the PI, and some are touch screens. have a look around here https://www.adafruit.com/ and you'll see stuff like this https://www.adafruit.com/products/1983 . I'd like to see a few displays that actually use the DSI port though The GPIO pins on the Pi could be used to turn the PC on. I just ordered the GPIO ribbon cable and the Cobbler breakout board for my Pi B+. The PI runs on 5V so you could likely run it off of the power supplies AUX +5V line. It would be on all the time, even when the PC is off..
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    It looks like it's going to happen, The new Raspberry Pi 2, now with Windows 10 support - Windows 10 Forums

    I'll be buying a Pi 2 in the near future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Well, in my case, yes if certain device drivers were there. In my new tower I'm building for my system, I'm going to have a small touch screen in the front of it that seems like an 8 inch tablet will have to suffice. It would be nice if I could find just a small touch screen, and have it work with the Pi and RT as it will be running basically all the time to serve the purpose as a digital clock, notifications and possibly a software controlled power switch.
    I just ordered one of these, https://www.adafruit.com/products/2260 should be here any day now.
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    R U a member of the IoT Development program ?
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    I just signed up today.
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