I absolutely agree. I don't see why a downloadable image could not be made available, don't see why anyone has to sign-up for anything, don't see why it is restricted to the Pi 2, or was intended to require Windows 10 desktop OS and tools to be installed to use it.Starstruck wrote:I do however agree with the original concept of having this as an image rather than having to go thru the install process. It seems more efficient to me that rather than have thousands of people creating images and burning time when they could release an image and then your done. Maybe that will come in the future.
But it's Microsoft's baby and if they want to set high barriers to Windows 10 IoT entry or make people jump through hoops to use it they have the right to. The only thing we can do is tell them what we like and what we don't, why we are walking away or why we are not happy with the way things are. That might bring change or it might not.
It is early days yet so things may well change and, as more people use Windows 10 IoT, the community may find ways to do things which Microsoft do not or will not provide for. We will have to wait and see.
At the proverbial end of the day; if people don't like what Microsoft insist upon that will be Microsoft's loss so it's in their interest to engage with the community they wish to see using Windows 10 IoT.