.NET goes open source and multi-platform with the new framework

    Remember those old days of Windows vs Linux battles? Linux being a free and open source operating system held the biggest market share on server systems whereas Windows was the chosen operating system by desktop users due to its simplicity. Developments in the mobile world changed that game and as the popularity of smart phones and tablets increased, UNIX based Apple IOS and Linux based Google Android became the most popular mobile operating systems.

    In April 2011, Microsoft announced that they will open up the source code of Windows, which shocked whole IT community.

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