Windows 10 IOT core, who/what is it for?

Windows 10 IOT core (internet of things), who/what is it for?

I bought the latest Raspberry Pi to try Windows 10 IOT core, and wrote about it here:-
http://blackpoollug.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/meeting-11th-july-2015-pi-windows-10.html
I was disappointed to say the least.

The following post on Hackaday concludes that Windows 10 IOT is not for makers/hackers.
 http://hackaday.com/2015/08/13/raspberry-pi-and-windows-10-iot-core-a-huge-letdown/

While Windows 10 IoT Core is great for any company that has a lot of Visual Basic and other engineering debt, it’s not meant for hackers, makers, or anyone building something new”

Windows 10 IoT Core is a beginning, and should be viewed as such. It’s there for those who want it, but for everyone else any one of a dozen Linux distributions will be better.
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