Microsoft Says It’s in Love With Linux. Now It’s Finally Proving It

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Today, the company released .NET Core 1.0, a version of its popular software development platform that will run not just on its own Windows operating systems, but on the Linux and Mac OS X operating systems as well. What’s more, .NET Core is open source, meaning that any developer can not only use it for free to build their own applications, but also modify and improve the platform to suit their needs and the needs of others.

All this highlights an enormous change not only in Microsoft, but in the software industry as a whole. Over the last decade, the world’s tech businesses, from Google and Facebook and Twitter on down, have increasingly used Linux and other open source software to build their online services and other technologies…

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