Github bought by Microsoft acccording to BBC (not joking)

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  1. VulchR macrumors 68020

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    No its happened.

    Microsoft are not going to spend $7 billion and destroy it. Today's Microsoft isn't the Microsoft of the 80s / 90s: they are embracing Open Source, contributing, and supporting non-microsoft operating systems, notable, Linux. There's a lot worse companies that could have bought GitHub instead, i.e., Oracle.

    I'd rather Microsoft have bought it, than say Apple, would would close it down instantly and make it an Apple only service, leaving GitHub shadow of its former self. Not that Apple would ever buy GitHub, because they are primarily a consumer facing company these days.

    Microsoft have purchased Skype, LinkedIn, and they aren't worse off than they were beforehand.

    People seriously need to live in the 2018s, instead of remembering the Microsoft of old, under Gates and Balmer.
     
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    I no longer fear Microsoft’s involvement as I would have done during the Ballmer era. They aren’t the same beast these days.
     
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    Seems like there's just no way to avoid Microsoft despite Windows losing its relevance. :/ Pretty good move though. Who would have thought the biggest developer news of the day would come out of Microsoft and not Apple.
     
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    That's a disturbing, comma.
     
  7. Stella, Jun 4, 2018
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    Indeed! :D
     
  8. VulchR thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Debatable.
     
  9. Stella macrumors G3

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    How so? I use each on a regular basis, and don't see much degradation, just incremental improvements.
     
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    Skype's UX has become horrendous. It went from being a simple app that did one thing great to a bloated app
     
  11. Stella macrumors G3

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    The UI was already iffy before Microsoft bought Skype.
     
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    I find Skype has gotten progressively worse under MS.
     
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    One of the pieces I read mentioned that Github favored going to Microsoft specifically because they do respect how Nadella has been running the place. Another noted that the two outfits have been collaborating on projects over the past few years that are focused on hosting and otherwise facilitating open-source work.
     
  15. Stella macrumors G3

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    YMMV.
     
  16. cube macrumors P6

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    GitLab was basically DDOS'ed today with 5X new customers and 10X the traffic.
     
  17. Stella macrumors G3

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    BS. We had zero outages. No issues with accessing Git*labs* in our office.
     
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    They are adding capacity. Check #movingtogitlab.
     
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    So would you say that's from enthusiasm (or curiosity)... Or from people figuring they need to grab up what they need before the acquisition alters their ability to access it? Man the internet can be a volatile place. Hot topics turn into black holes in the fabric of the net itself sometimes.
     
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    Maybe some people do not want to have anything to do with MS, but I would think it is mainly a question of mistrust.
     
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    Why pay so much for it when they can program their own service? (The same could be said about Apple's Beats acquisition, although those customers were not likely to leave).
     
  23. Stella macrumors G3

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    Because GitHub is already established and has a huge user base. No guarantees that Microsoft could build a service from scratch and make an impact.

    Microsoft could make Gitlabs an easy integration into Azure, and thus having more customers on its 'cloud'.
     
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    Only about 10% of the code is C# .
     
  25. Stella, Jun 4, 2018
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    I'm not sure I follow your reasoning. The purchase of GitHub isn't just about C#, or any Microsoft made language. Microsoft supports more languages that just its own. Azure isn't just restricted to C#, so GitHub having better integration with Azure doesn't care about any specific language. The more customers on Azure, the better - and its language neutral, as it should be.
     

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