Microsoft .NET Core 2.0 Preview Brings Better Linux Support
Written by Michael Larabel in Microsoft on 11 May 2017 at 07:23 AM EDT. 23 Comments
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Microsoft used its Build 2017 conference for rolling out the first public preview of .NET Core 2.0.

While Linux has been supported by .NET Core for a while now, the .NET Core 2.0 release will make it easier for developers targeting Linux. The .NET Core 2.0 release is now treating Linux as a single platform rather than per-distribution targeting, along with per-distribution .NET Core builds. With the 2.0 release, Linux is now a single target and the SDK and runtime builds should work on most distributions.

Aside from the Linux improvements, .NET Core 2.0 Preview 1 also has a number of API additions, live unit testing support, SDK improvements, Visual Basic support, and more.

If you are interested in .NET on Linux, you can learn more at msdn.microsoft.com.
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