What benefits to using Win10 IoT vs Win10 Pro?

sunilshetty New Member Posts: 1

I've seen in the forum a lot of talk of Windows 10 IoT on the Up. What benefits / drawbacks / differences would there be from running a customised Win10Pro image with all the redundant services and processes taken out, compared to running the IoT version?

I've seen arguments for IoT use cases that Win10 IoT has networking and enterprise infrastructure benefits over Linuix / Android, but on this platform it's my opinion that you'd be crazy not to use a more complete OS that can run anything you want and customize it to your use, unless I'm missing something - does IoT use less power for example (with equivalent base OS), is there better hardware support in IoT? Am I missing something?


  • candura
    candura New Member Posts: 10

    If the goal is to have a purpose-specific machine, than Win10 IoT will be more advantageous precisely because it provides only what is needed. This will also means it'll require less cpu power. However this doesn't necessary translate into better hardware support, at least not yet in the current market.

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