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Microsoft has today announced they've open-sourced the important WCF (Windows Communication Foundation) code that now targets .NET Core.
20 May 2015 - .NET
Following the big news just now that Microsoft released their new Visual Studio IDE for Linux, I downloaded it and tried out on Fedora 21.
29 April 2015 - VS Code Linux IDE - 67 Comments
At Microsoft's BUILD Conference today they released Visual Studio Code, a new IDE for developing web and cloud applications. Most interestingly, Visual Studio Code is natively running on Linux!
29 April 2015 - Microsoft Visual Studio Code - 37 Comments
For those still using the Opera web-browser on Linux, version 29 was released yesterday with new features.
29 April 2015 - Opera 29 - 4 Comments
There's a new tech preview release out today for Vivaldi, the cross-platform, Chromium-powered web browser that's been generating a fair amount of interest since its release earlier this year.
28 April 2015 - Vivaldi TP3 - 7 Comments
For the past three years Microsoft Open Technologies Inc (MS Open Tech) has been Microsoft's subsidiary to interact with open-source communities, increase Linux / open standards interoperability with Windows, etc. That subsidiary is now being merged back with Microsoft itself as the company continues to embrace open-source.
19 April 2015 - MS Open Tech - 35 Comments
A Microsoft Technical Fellow has publicly stated that it's "definitely possible" that all or parts of Windows could be open-sourced to better compete with Linux and the like.
3 April 2015 - "Definitely Possible" - 114 Comments
Microsoft announced their Visual Studio 2015 line-up this week, but why is it important for Linux users/developers?
2 April 2015 - Visual Studio 2015 Linux - 87 Comments
Linux users are getting frightened after yesterday's news of SecureBoot on Windows 10 potentially not being disable-able.
21 March 2015 - SecureBoot Windows 10 - 143 Comments
The latest open-sourcing at Microsoft is the opening up of MSBuild, the Microsoft Build Engine that serves as the build platform for .NET and Visual Studio.
19 March 2015 - Microsoft Build System - 31 Comments
When the cross-platform Vivaldi web browser was announced last month it came with same-day Linux binaries, but initially was limited to 64-bit-only. The Vivaldi browser developers have now decided to support 32-bit Linux too.
17 February 2015 - Vivaldi On 32-bit + 64-bit - 18 Comments
Last week we covered the launch of Vivaldi, a new Chromium-powered, multi-platform web browser headed by the former CEO of Opera. In the past few days the Vivadli tech preview has been downloaded more than four hundred thousand times.
4 February 2015 - Vivaldi Tech Preview - 26 Comments
Microsoft's .NET team has announced the open-sourcing of CoreCLR, the execution engine of .NET core.
3 February 2015 - CoreCLR - 20 Comments
I watched Microsoft's Windows 10 press event today not for looking toward switching and using the Windows 8 successor but rather to see what's coming down their consumer pipeline for competition to Linux and Android.
21 January 2015 - Microsoft Windows 10 - 135 Comments
There are stable, beta, and developer updates out this week for the Linux / OS X / Windows versions of the Opera web-browser.
19 December 2014 - Opera - 7 Comments
The latest stable release of the Opera web-browser is now available and it includes an updated Linux build.
3 December 2014 - Opera 26 - 11 Comments
While Mono has been around as an open-source, unofficial .NET implementation for years on Linux, OS X, iOS, etc, Microsoft announced today they are officially open-sourcing their .NET implementation and making it cross-platform -- Microsoft explicitly mentions Linux support.
12 November 2014 - Cross-Platform, Open-Source - 99 Comments
While most were expecting "Windows 9" to be Microsoft's next operating system, they've announced today the next OS update will be Windows 10.
30 September 2014 - Windows 10 - 87 Comments
Adobe's popular Photoshop software landed on Linux sort of today with a streaming version that will be available to Chromebook users running Chrome OS.
29 September 2014 - Photoshop - 19 Comments
Following the recent Opera 25 development release for Linux users of the Blink-powered web browser, the Opera 25 Beta is now available with an updated Linux build.
15 September 2014 - Opera - 19 Comments
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