Microsoft releases .Net to Linux and OS X and makes open source .Net Server Core




Microsoft makes .Net Core Runtime opensource. In addition, the group has announced to bring the .Net platform to Linux and OS X. Also brings the software giant Visual Studio 2013 from Community.

The entire server side .Net Core stack is available under an MIT open source license, says Microsoft. These include for example the CLR, just-in-time compiler, garbage collector and the .NET base class libraries. Microsoft is the project on GitHub hosting and also a declaration to provide clarity about patent issues. “The statement today means that developers a fully supported, open source, cross platform have .Net stack to create server and cloud applications,” said Scott Guthrie of Microsoft’s Cloud & Enterprise Group.

The second announcement from Microsoft regarding .Net is the support for Linux and OS X. The company brings official distributions of the .Net Core for both operating systems. “It’s every developer, regardless of what operating system they use or where they concern themselves, enable to use .Net,” said Guthrie. Microsoft states to work closely with the Mono development community.

Furthermore, Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Community announced a new free version of Visual Studio that are directly available and for non-enterprise purposes can be used without cost. According to Microsoft, it contains all the functionality of Visual Studio Professional 2013, but ‘optimized’ for individual developers, students and small teams. It also brings software previews of Visual Studio 2015 and .Net 2015 and there will be a fourth update for Visual Studio 2013.


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