@grenouille mentioned the news didn’t make screaming headliners, like Bryan Lunduke said (the video linked in @joekamprad’s post) this could mean two things:
A: Microsoft is intending to give Github the slow death to mute the open source community, so therefore doesn’t want the big media attention.
B: Microsoft doesn’t want to scare the open source community and with this step they’re really trying to embrace the open source community AND with that also the Linux community.
I admit that Microsoft has a long way to shake off their smug attitude they had for a long time towards Linux, but maybe the company had a change of heart and is reaching out to the community.
I mean Linkedin and Minecraft are still there without becoming a Windows eco-system app.
Having said that I’m still interested to hear your opinions.