Microsoft and Canonical offer .Net natively on Linux Ubuntu

Microsoft’s .NET 6 framework is now available on Linux Ubuntu server 22.04. With this partnership between the Redmond publisher and the open source player, users will be able to benefit from security patches and new versions on time via an apt install dotnet6 command.

The announcement statement states that “optimized, pre-built, ultra-small container images are also available now” and that other capacities will follow.

Microsoft has set up a distribution maintainer group for .NET. Canonical is a member and thus contributes to securing the software supply chain, from source to packages. The press release indicates that “over 28,000 packages are already available today, with exclusive and extended security fixes for Ubuntu Pro and Ubuntu Advantage subscribers, as well as free community users”.

According to Valentin Viennot, product manager at Canonical, “this is a huge improvement for both of our communities”.

“Collaborating with Canonical has allowed us to simultaneously deliver ease of use and improved security to .NET developers”adds Rich Lander, director of the .NET program.

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