Reply to post: Re: Can it run Windows 10 IOT? @TheVogon

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Richard Plinston Silver badge

Re: Can it run Windows 10 IOT? @TheVogon

> It really was pretty much - Microsoft tried to stop you using Win32 based programs - but the API was there.

_Some_ of the API was there in RT, and it was 'reserved' for MS only use - such as for their cut down Office.

> These differences become irrelevant anyway with Universal Windows Apps, they can potentially run on any platform.

RT couldn't run 'Universal' apps, and "any platform" is "any Windows 10 platform".

> All PCs cost money.

But with a Pi running an actual operating system (rather than a UWP bootloader) there is no need for a PC (that costs money) to do stuff.

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