Intel's first generation low powered SoC which goes by the name of Galileo and is powered by a 400MHz Quark X1000 is now capable of running Windows with the help of the latest firmware update. Therefore if you are familiar enough with their tweaked Arduino IDE you should be able to build a testbed for low powered machines that will be running Windows. You will want to have some time on hand, loading Windows to the microSD card can take up to two hours and those used to SSDs will be less than impressed with the boot times. For developers this is not an issue and well worth the wait as it gives them a brand new tool to work with. Pop by The Register for the full details of the firmware upgrade and installation process.
"Windows fans can run their OS of choice on Intel’s counter to Raspberry Pi, courtesy of an Intel firmware update."
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How well will this run Win 7
How well will this run Win 7 starter, or any full bloat version, or will it be the Bingdows version, and What of this Quark, a little bit late for the IOT market, and a little bit overpriced with that SOC and its graphics, does it even have a GPU. Pop by the Register to read the comments section, it is always good. Intel, that ecosystem the you have ignored for all those decades, already has some life forms, and a price structure you investors will not stomach.
So windows 7 or 8 or what?
So windows 7 or 8 or what? When this came out my thoughts were “it’s got more power than my old p2, can I run win98se on it ? Play “Alice” remember that game? Impossible to run on anything later than 98.