Microsoft Rolls Out .NET Core RC2, .NET Core SDK Preview 1 With Linux Support

Written by Michael Larabel in Microsoft on 16 May 2016 at 05:00 PM EDT. 18 Comments
Microsoft today announced the release of .NET Core RC2 and .NET Core SDK Preview 1. Linux continues to be supported alongside Windows and OS X.

It's been over a half-year since the .NET Core RC1 release and there's been many changes. In particular, new APIs, performance improvements, and more tools. One of the new tools is the dotnet command-line utility to replace some older tools.

Officially supported by .NET Core RC2 for Linux is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2, CentOS 7.1, Debian 8.2~8.4, and Ubuntu 14.04. Microsoft is said to still be working on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS support ahead of the official .NET Core release. The RC2 bundle is also going to be packaged by Red Hat into their next RHEL Software Collection.

Microsoft .NET fans wishing to learn more about today's software releases can visit the MSDN blog for all the exciting details.
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