Looks like Microsoft will not just settle competing in the mobile, cloud and personal computing areas. Kevin Dallas, General Manager, Windows IoT Group, revealed in a blog post that "We’re excited to join the Foundation in also announcing that Windows 10 will support Raspberry Pi 2, which will be free for the Maker community through the Windows Developer Program for IoT later this year." Windows IoT Group, which takes interest in embedded computing devices connected to the internet aka the internet of things, also supports Arduino boards and Intel's Galileo boards. The support for the Raspberry Pi computing boards, developed by The Raspberry Pi Foundation, which released the Pi 2 for retail today for, produces cheap personal computing boards for as low as $35. The latest Pi 2 boasts of a 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU and a 1GB RAM, much better than the previous versions. When Windows 10 will be available for the Pi 2, all apps that run on Windows phones to Windows desktops can be run on it and vice-versa (provided hardware requirements are met). This will make life a lot easier for those who're looking for a Windows development environment within the Pi 2. The IoT, which is currently dominated by a lot of open source and run primarily Linux-based operating systems, is a tough nut to crack for Microsoft with Windows 10. *nix based OSs along with open source apps is really, really, really popular because of the speed, portability and productivity they provide.