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Microsoft open sources .NET framework, adds compatibility for Mac and Linux

By Shawn Knight ยท 10 replies
Nov 12, 2014
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  1. It's a pretty historic day in Redmond as Microsoft has revealed intentions to make .NET, the software framework that primarily runs on Windows, a cross-platform product that'll work on both Mac OS X and Linux. Over the coming months, Microsoft...

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  2. Oh my god, I cant stop, this feeling!! (y)
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  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,455   +1,734

    These days .NET survives only on the corporate market where there is no much need for scalable solutions. That's as far as web products are concerned.

    I was using .NET for web development till the day I discovered NodeJS, and never looked back since.

    I don't think Linux or Mac OS developers will care about .NET anymore, with NodeJS at full swing it is simply too late. Definitely not for anything web-related.
    Arris likes this.
  4. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 855   +64

    Visual Studio is a lot easier to use than Xcode and C# is easier than Objective C (in my opinion). Swift is new and simpler but still uses Xcode. I'm interested in seeing what you do on the Mac with .net
  5. captainawesome

    captainawesome TS Guru Posts: 428   +44

    Actually I can't deal with your latest website update, Techspot. It's so crap and cumbersome. If I happen to move my mouse over the top menu's, the menus get stuck and don't disappear. so frustrating. Why did you even change it to this new theme??
  6. Altiano Gerung

    Altiano Gerung TS Rookie

    RIP mono proejct
  7. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,160   +829

    I've had the same experience with the menu getting stuck out there if I wrongly hover my mouse.

    Back on topic, this sounds great not just for multiplatform .net but because the turn Microsoft has been taking lately.
  8. Wake me up when Nodsjs has strong typing, first class object support with all OOP goodness, LINQ, async/await, Task Parallel library, delegates as first class objects, Function expression trees.... [I could go on and on..]
    . Until then, I will stick with c#.
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  9. I guess these nutters cant fall back on their prised comeback of supporting open source anymore? I also wonder what they will all say should Microsoft release a fully free, or dare I say it, open source version of windows? Hmmmm, that aside, I do however whole heartedly agree with your statement, as I too shall stick to C# until there is one day something better, but I may be in for a looong wait...
  10. Same old Embrace, Extend and Extinguish from Microsoft. They embrace IOS and Linux, extend them with their product to get people use to them and then extinguish support for IOS and Linux, leaving only Microsoft left supporting all the people who want to continue using the product.
  11. Littleczr

    Littleczr TS Addict Posts: 439   +84

    It means C#/C++ for iphone apps. This could be the end for Swift, which is still very new. The problem with objective C is that some of the syntax is backwards Compare to C/C++.

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