GitHub’s new CEO promises to save Atom post-Microsoft acquisition

June 8, 2018 Matthew Hughes


Earlier this week, Microsoft announced the acquisition of GitHub for $7.5 billion, and the installation of Xamarin co-founder Nat Friedman as the social coding platform’s new CEO. It goes without saying that this wasn’t entirely welcomed by the community, particularly by those who remember Microsoft’s antitrust days of the 1990’s. One specific area of concern is what Microsft would do with GitHub’s beloved Atom text editor. Developers are worried that Microsoft could pull the plug on Atom, as it directly competes with Visual Studio (VS) Code, and both editors have an awful lot in common. They’re both cross-platform and based…

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