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At Microsoft Ignite last week, a slide announced that Microsoft's project to rebase its perennially unloved Edge browser on Google's open source project Chromium is well underway. Release candidates for the new Chromium-based Edge build are available on consumer and server versions of Windows (including Windows 7 and Server 2008, which have already left mainstream support), as well as MacOS, Android, and iOS. Sharper-eyed attendees also noticed a promise for future Linux support.
It seems unlikely that the Linux world is going to go ga-ga for what seems to essentially be a reskinning of Chromium—but that might be missing Microsoft's real thrust here. Many developers—including Linux developers—choose Azure over rival cloud services like Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud, and bringing Edge to Linux may represent little more than a way to offer those developers deeper ties into Microsoft's profile and identity management services.
 

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Microsoft Defender for Linux will arrive in 2020, as the company has advanced in the Ignite Conference 2019 held this week, and in which among other things it was learned that Microsoft Edge for Linux is also on its way.
The software giant's plans for the Linux ecosystem are not just about bringing its new Chromium-based web browser to the open source platform. They will do the same with their security suite, which at the beginning of this year renamed Windows Defender to Microsoft Defender precisely to pave their assault on the cross-platform spectrum, starting with macOS.
It should be noted that this Microsoft Defender is not exactly what the Windows user understands by Windows Defender, that is, a graphic application for protection against malware or what has been commonly called an antivirus, which also. Those of Redmomd are taking the issue very seriously and the comprehensive security system they are designing is intended to cover applications such as the Edge browser or cloud services such as Office 365 and of course Azure from the Windows desktop.
Thus, when last March they renamed the project as Microsoft Defender and ported it to macOS, what they are actually offering to security experts, not users, is an interface to the command line with which to analyze the system Manzana. This is what they are expected to do also with Linux, at least until they clarify a little better what the idea as a whole consists of. In fact, it had been known for months, but now it is confirmed.
That is, what Microsoft wants to export to the multiplatform field is its business solution Defender ATP (Advanced Threat Protection or advanced protection against threats), which consists of functions that go beyond the typical needs of a desktop user, including isolation of processes and instances of web browsing, deep network analysis and others.
But until they launch it and explain in detail, it is not known what features this particular version of Microsoft Defender for Linux will enjoy. In any case, it does not seem to be directed to the PC desktop, although it is likely that whoever wants it can use it there. And to the question of who may want that, the answer is that which is implicitly given in the announcement: it is an initiative focused on the corporate client.

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