Canonical launches native .NET experience on Ubuntu

Canonical launches native .NET experience on Ubuntu

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Partnership with Microsoft will enable developers to work more quickly and securely

Elly Yates-Roberts |

Software development company Canonical has launched a new native Microsoft .NET experience on Ubuntu – the firm’s open-source operating system for enterprise servers, desktops, cloud and the internet of things.  

.NET developers can now accelerate their Linux journeys on Ubuntu – a Linux-based system – and benefit from security patches and new releases.  

“Working with Canonical has enabled us to simultaneously deliver ease of use and improved security to .NET developers,” said Richard Lander, program manager at .NET. “The project benefits from Canonical’s leadership in the Linux ecosystem, and from Microsoft’s depth of experience on development tools and platforms. The result is a combination of in-box packages and container images that will benefit community developers and large enterprise customers alike through open source.” 

Microsoft and Canonical are also working to to secure the software supply chain between .NET and Ubuntu and to provide enterprise-grade support.  

“Ubuntu now has an end-to-end story from development to production with ultra-small supported container images, starting with the .NET platform,” said Valentin Viennot, product manager at Canonical. “We think it’s a huge improvement for both our communities; collaborating with the .NET team at Microsoft has enabled us to go above and beyond.” 

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