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.Net to support Linux?

Jun 26, 2001 — by Rick Lehrbaum — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

eWEEK's Peter Galli asks: “Is Microsoft preparing to port part of its .Net platform to Linux?” Apparently references to Linux and other non-MS OSes have turned up in lists of planned platforms to be supported. Galli writes . . .

“Beta testers and developers think so, saying there is growing evidence that the Redmond-based software giant may well ship a smaller version of its .Net common language runtime on operating systems other than Windows, including Linux and Unix.”

“While there has been much speculation around this on Internet chat groups for some time now, the second beta of Visual Studio .Net released last week contains hard evidence of this, testers told eWEEK.”

” . . . 'I found a list of the target operating systems to be supported in .Net in that beta. The list includes Linux (kbLinux), Unix (kbUnix), Macintosh (kbMacintosh), Windows and Windows CE,' said Rob Scoble, an editor at Fawcette Technical Publications in Palo Alto, Calif. and a beta tester.”

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