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Microsoft Makes .NET Open Source to Run on Mac and Linux

Posted on the 14 November 2014 by Nrjperera @nrjperera

“With billions of devices in the market today, developers need tools that target many different form factors and platforms,” said S. Somasegar, corporate vice president, Developer Division, Microsoft. “Through Visual Studio and .NET we are committed to delivering a comprehensive end-to-end solution for developers to build and manage applications across multiple devices and platforms.”

This open source chunk includes full server-side .NET stack, but Microsoft was careful enough exclude the most important parts of the framework including the parts that control the interface, documents and more. So, this won’t make Windows apps run on Linux and Mac. However, this will make the process of making apps cross-platform less painful for developers.

Read Also: How to Choose the Most Suitable Linux Distribution for You

Microsoft also surprised us all with the Visual Studio 2015 Preview, which now supports iOS, Android and Windows, allowing developers to build apps for any device, on any platform. Hit the source links to learn more about this big move.

[Via: Microsoft News / MSDN Blog ]
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