While Microsoft has long been viewed as an enemy of the Linux community — and it still is by some — the company has actually transformed into an open source champion. Not only does Microsoft release software for Linux, such as PowerShell Core 6.0, but it is even serving distros in its software store for Windows. Let’s not forget that Microsoft even offers Linux virtual machines in Azure.
One of Microsoft’s biggest Linux contributions, however, is Skype — the wildly popular communication software. By offering that program to desktop Linux users, Microsoft enables them to easily communicate with friends and family that aren’t on Linux, thanks to its cross-platform support. Today, Microsoft further embraces Linux by releasing Skype as a Snap.
Slack and now Skype Linux is on a roll with this new snap platform.