Microsoft does something odd...

It's moving its entire .NET core to open-source, under the MIT license no less, and providing Linux/Mac support to boot.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dotnet/archive/2014/11/12/net-core-is-open-source.aspx

I guess no more excuse of not using .NET as being a platform-specific solution...
I find it interesting that Visual Studio 2015 is being touted as cross platform, at least as far as mobile is concerned.
http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/news/vs2015-preview-vs

I did not read through it but, I am curious on how you would compile an ios application.
The term "cross platform" does not mean 'supports every platform you can think of'.
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I am impressed.
"I guess no more excuse of not using .NET as being a platform-specific solution..."

When it is so compatible with Linux, Solris, HP-UX, AIX and Mac OSX and even iOS / Android as Java, that may be something. Currently, .NET is light-years far from that state.
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"I guess no more excuse of not using .NET as being a platform-specific solution..."
It will still be platform specific, the platform will still be .net.

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I was interested to see they were going to support Linux and Mac but then...open sourcing the the core of .net seem like Microsoft are giving up on it a bit. I'm not sure that I like the idea ... but then I am moving back to a more native code base for Windows anyway.
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