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Win IoT Core on RPI being abandoned?

Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:05 am

Microsoft is in the process of liquidating their RPI 3B and 16GB sd card kits for $14 on Ebay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Raspberry-Pi-3 ... 3079338451

This could indicate 2 things:

1) They're clearing stock for the 3B+
2) They're abandoning Windows IoT Core on the RPI hardware

Anyone found some other source to clarify?
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Re: Win IoT Core on RPI being abandoned?

Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:17 am

It seems unlikely that a company the size of MS would use eBay to get rid of surplus equipment.

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Re: Win IoT Core on RPI being abandoned?

Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:04 am

W. H. Heydt wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:17 am
It seems unlikely that a company the size of MS would use eBay to get rid of surplus equipment.
Not to mention the NOOBS formatted SD card.
Clearly either a reseller who doesn't know the Pi isn't a Microsoft product, or an attempted plug.
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Re: Win IoT Core on RPI being abandoned?

Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:10 am

bitbank wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:05 am
Microsoft is in the process of liquidating their RPI 3B and 16GB sd card kits for $14 on Ebay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Raspberry-Pi-3 ... 3079338451

This could indicate 2 things:

1) They're clearing stock for the 3B+
2) They're abandoning Windows IoT Core on the RPI hardware

Anyone found some other source to clarify?

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Re: Win IoT Core on RPI being abandoned?

Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:21 am

bitbank wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:05 am

This could indicate 2 things:

1) They're clearing stock for the 3B+
2) They're abandoning Windows IoT Core on the RPI hardware
#1 is most likely. Or they've remembered they're a software company and don't want to be a hardware reseller.
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Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:26 am

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Re: Win IoT Core on RPI being abandoned?

Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:07 pm

W. H. Heydt wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:17 am
It seems unlikely that a company the size of MS would use eBay to get rid of surplus equipment.
Follow the link and you'll see MS is the seller
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Re: Win IoT Core on RPI being abandoned?

Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:06 pm

bitbank wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:07 pm
W. H. Heydt wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:17 am
It seems unlikely that a company the size of MS would use eBay to get rid of surplus equipment.
Follow the link and you'll see MS is the seller
You don't think, maybe, someone who isn't microsoft, used that word?

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Re: Win IoT Core on RPI being abandoned?

Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:27 pm

Imperf3kt wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:06 pm
Chinese people have a bad habit of doing this - they choose screen names by copy / pasting random text. Usually because the form requires latin input and they only can type in Chinese
I don't think they would get away with https://www.ebay.com/usr/microsoft
And then there is https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2013/1 ... bay-opens/

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