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  1. Joined : Jan 2014
    Washington
    Posts : 302
    Windows 10 10586
       02 Feb 2015 #11

    Lee said: View Post
    What are these things really good for. . .just a question. . .
    Internet of Things devices are basically whatever niche purpose you have. In my case for example, I was thinking of doing a Pi to power an notification screen on my compulator tower but since it can't run Windows and RT at the time wasn't a usable SKU, that didn't happen. But with the new Pi and Windows 10, I can add in a notification screen onto the front of my future tower that shows the time, possibly control an audio amp's power supply, showing my notifications of course and maybe a picture slide show. It'll be used as a fancy display piece for pretty freaking cheap too.

    The other possibility I might look into to see if it'll be feasible with Windows 10 RT and the Pi 2 is using it to power my baby PC I'll be making for my car soon to be a media center/infotainment system. $35 is cheaper than almost $100 for the mini-ITX board and AMD APU and uses little power. I don't know about that though, because I do need it x86 based for desktop programs like itunes so if someone wants to stream music from their iphone in my car, they can use itunes to do that.

    The fun thing with the Raspberry Pi is and kind frustrating as well is finding a purpose for it. It's such a niche device that can power complex simple things like smart vending machines or fancy display systems or even a cheap HTPC.
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  2. Joined : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,288
    Win 10 Pro x64
       02 Feb 2015 #12

    Coke Robot said: View Post
    ... a cheap HTPC.
    With it's HDMI (1080p) video port, HTPC is indeed the most practical use. And if it's running Windows, it will be no sweat to connect it to a central NAS.
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  3. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,206
    Windows 10 IoT
       02 Feb 2015 #13

    @ Coke Robot, I don't see this being able to run x86 desktop programs. The port is likely RT or Windows phone 10? It's an ARM processor. From what I've read the supplied Windows OS is going to have some dev tools in it and be a bit different from the consumer version of 10. That could be good or bad depending on what you plan on doing with your Pi. One thing I do want to do is set one up as a media PC. Being able to run Netflix will be a bonus.
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  4. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,206
    Windows 10 IoT
       02 Feb 2015 #14

    badrobot said: View Post
    Coke Robot said: View Post
    ... a cheap HTPC.
    With it's HDMI (1080p) video port, HTPC is indeed the most practical use. And if it's running Windows, it will be no sweat to connect it to a central NAS.
    That makes it easy peasy to plug into your 1080p TV.
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  5. Joined : Jan 2015
    Posts : 361
    Windows 10
       02 Feb 2015 #15

    Hmm. I can think of a few plausible uses for it. But a proper system would probably work better.
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  6. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,206
    Windows 10 IoT
       02 Feb 2015 #16
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  7. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,206
    Windows 10 IoT
       02 Feb 2015 #17

    One neat feature of the Pi is you run your OS from an SD card. Swap cards and you swap OS's and swap uses.
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  8. Joined : Jan 2015
    Posts : 361
    Windows 10
       02 Feb 2015 #18

    How many versions of Windows 10 is that now?
    PC
    Xbox
    Hololense
    Mobile
    Industry
    "Athens"
    NET Yada Yada
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  9. Joined : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,288
    Win 10 Pro x64
       03 Feb 2015 #19

    futurdreamz said: View Post
    How many versions of Windows 10 is that now?
    PC
    Xbox
    Hololense
    Mobile
    Industry
    "Athens"
    NET Yada Yada

    I don't think it matters. It's like clothes. You have clothes for every occassion. In this case, different OSes for different boards with specific purposes.
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  10. Joined : Aug 2014
    Australia, Adelaide
    Posts : 1,390
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       03 Feb 2015 #20

    My friend bought a CuBox to play around with.
    You are supposed to be able to use it to play 1080p video, but it doesn't have to power necessary to run a GUI or cope with 1080p.

    I wonder if this new Raspberry Pi can actually do it?
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