Windows 8.2 for A10-LIME released! Windows now run on small low cost EUR 30 ARM board



We are happy to tell you that we now have Windows 8.2 running on A10-LIME – the EUR 30 low cost ARM board.

On the picture above you see how the A10-LIME desktop looks like.

Instructions how to build your own Windows 8.2 SD-card image from Windows sources will follow, we are preparing it now.

Last week we keep playing with A10-LIME running Windows 8.2 and we are amazing how easy and intuitive is the work with it now, needless to say it runs twice faster than Debian and Ubuntu due to the magical Windows SD card cache accelerator.

A10-LIME HDMI output allow playing FullHD 1080p movies and as it have native Ethernet and SATA it’s perfect for Windows Server applications. The build in LiPo charger ends the era of expensive UPS solutions for server apps, now you just connect small LiPo battery and your UPS is up and running.


27 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Daniel Mosquera
    Apr 01, 2014 @ 13:55:40


    By the way… When it is going to be A10 Lime back in stock? I want one. 🙂


  2. Bjorn
    Apr 01, 2014 @ 14:03:56

    April Fools ??


  3. AcmeUK
    Apr 01, 2014 @ 17:14:11

    Nice one guys 🙂


  4. BajSpas
    Apr 01, 2014 @ 17:46:36

    How much money will W8 cost , I wonder ?


  5. AcmeUK
    Apr 01, 2014 @ 18:24:09

    The SD card cache accelerator, is that on the “IO IO Work Bus”?


  6. leblebitozu
    Apr 01, 2014 @ 19:19:19

    fakeuxino 🙂


  7. Emiliano Daddario
    Apr 01, 2014 @ 22:47:10

    LOL… I don’t know if it’s a funnier joke either the “Windows sources” or a Windows server… almost all (web) servers are Linux


  8. G.I.Julius
    Apr 02, 2014 @ 10:00:36

    i wanna make the fortune…(s)lime me ……on the window….


  9. DraugerVan
    Apr 02, 2014 @ 10:56:26

    Joke this want I to admire highly! Use the SOURCE, Luke!


  10. Tim Michals
    Apr 02, 2014 @ 16:22:40

    Or build your own desktop computer with Lime using opensource version of XP 😉


    • OLIMEX Ltd
      Apr 02, 2014 @ 16:29:55

      no, XP is bad idea as from Microsoft announced they will stop supporting it soon and will not release any new sources and updates for XP on their git 🙂


  11. funlw65
    Apr 03, 2014 @ 22:07:52

    A lemon is always good for jokes 🙂


  12. funlw65
    Apr 03, 2014 @ 23:50:09

    Windows CE can surely run on this if compiled for it.


  13. tcpipchip
    Apr 05, 2014 @ 14:36:44

    And MicroFrameWork too!


  14. Dariush
    Apr 20, 2014 @ 22:22:18

    @Olimex Team.
    When the instruction for Windows 8 would be available?


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  16. Keeper
    May 16, 2014 @ 21:18:57

    Heh… this post is now being linked to and copied on another site, which does not preserve the April 1st date!


  17. Dariush
    May 16, 2014 @ 21:24:29

    Was it a joke?!!!


    • ghk
      May 17, 2014 @ 01:16:26

      Of course. It was posted on April Fool’s Day. Windows 8.2 has not even been released yet, much less so its source code to build it yourself for your ARM SBC. 🙂


  18. QuaSoft
    Feb 15, 2015 @ 12:29:23

    Considering that Windows 10 will soon support more embedded platforms is there any chance for this old joke to become reality and Olinuxino to support Windows 10 soon?


  19. jlucius
    Feb 16, 2015 @ 13:40:36

    There will be a Windows 10 Version for the RaspberryPi 2, but I somehow doubt that Windows 10 will support any other (older) ARM Systems.


    • OLIMEX Ltd
      Feb 16, 2015 @ 13:54:12

      to the best of my knowledge windows is closed source development so only Microsoft can add support if they want to, also based on past experience they do not care so much about the small customers (which is most of our customer base) so support for new devices will be pain, can you tell me what benefit you will have to use Windows on ARM, when there is already Android and Debian/Ubuntu?


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