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A cloud provider that offers Linux and Windows, this is cutting edge.



Sure, it's not cutting edge, but it's one of a bunch of signs recently that Microsoft has turned over a new leaf in the last few years.

Visual Studio's page now mentions Git, a GPLed piece of software built for Linux kernel development. They've come a long way from "GPL is cancer!"


And there's git-tf: http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=3047... a command line git-alike that will work with a TFS server.

Not nice to use, in my experience, but it is officially from MS.


Git is actually integrated in the latest VS and a lot of recent documentation assume that you are using it by default. Also, the latest release of ASP.NET MVC uses Bootstrap as its front end. That's not GPL, but it seems to be part of the larger trend of Microsoft integrating popular FOSS tools into their workflow where they can.


They have made improvements, but I still don't trust them. Embrace, Extend, Extinguish.

They laid a lot of groundwork for mistrust, so they'll have to undo that, and it won't be quick or easy IMO.


I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or downright honest, so I'll just put it out there: we've had cloud providers offering both for at least 5+ years.


Sarcastic




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