Re: Ah the sweet smell of corporate hypocrisy ...
"Im sure they could have used a version of Windows, but this way someone else pays for the development !"
And I'm sure they wanted to use a version of Windows, but they couldn't find one that worked!
(But seriously, Microsoft and "lightweight" OSes has not gone well. Phone. Arm-based versions of Windows. Et cetera. Not surprising that they had to turn to Linux for this. What is surprising is why MS bothered with an IoT base, unless this is the first step in a new direction of MS phones and tablets.)