'A few days ago I wrote about Microsoft's revival of Skype for Linux.
I called it "a big deal" -- less because of Skype itself and more
because it signified Microsoft's recognition that Linux is a platform
worth supporting... Now the company has done it again. At Node Summit
this week, Microsoft announced the availability of ChakraCore for
that powers Microsoft Edge and Universal Windows Platform. With this
move, Microsoft is putting one of its core technologies on a competing
platform. This, more than any other Linux-friendly move the company
has made, is a clear departure from the Microsoft of Gates and Ballmer
that used its technologies to lock users into Windows...
While Ubuntu is the primary Linux distribution that Microsoft is using
to showcase its ChakraCore technologies, the company said that the
support should easily translate to other modern Linux distributions. '
-- source: https://apple.slashdot.org/story/16/07/31/151240
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