Canonical Launches Native .NET Experience on Ubuntu

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Software development company Canonical has launched a new native Microsoft .NET experience on Ubuntu – the company’s open-source operating system for enterprise servers, desktops, the 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 allowed 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 Microsoft’s deep experience in development tools and platforms. The result is a combination of integrated packages and container images that will benefit community developers and large enterprise customers through open source.

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

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

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