Microsoft wants to avoid making the same mistakes it did with mobile.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: fortune.com
The goal is to make sure Microsoft software makes it into the growing community of companies and people building for the Internet of things. Success will keep the software giant relevant, allowing it to learn from its past failure to cultivate a developer base in mobile, which led to another failure to win in the market for consumer apps.
And while some people may take the newly released, slimmed down version of Windows 10 to mean you can build a $35 Windows PC using the Windows 10 IoT Core OS and Raspberry Pi computers, that’s not exactly true. The Windows 10 IoT Core operating system is about building applications for embedded devices such as connected appliances, toys or anything you might think up using the Windows ecosystem.