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Windows 7: Microsoft Submits Code To Speed Linux VMs

21 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
Microsoft Submits Code To Speed Linux VMs

Microsoft Submits Code To Speed Linux VMs

In a move that helps it in its competition with VMware, Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) is contributing three Windows operating system drivers to the Linux operating system. The move promises to make Linux virtual machines running on a Windows host under Hyper-V perform more effectively. To withhold the drivers would mean Linux virtual machines would be functioning at a disadvantage. Having the drivers in the Linux kernel allows Linux virtual machines to run in "enlightened mode," a pun on the open source Xen approach to hypervisors. The Xen approach introduced shortcuts because the operating system realizes it's functioning in a virtual environment.....
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Microsoft Submits Code To Speed Linux VMs -- Linux Kernel -- InformationWeek

Actually very surprising.


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21 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 & Win7 Pre x64 / Ubuntu 9.10 Beta

I heard about this yesterday, I think it's a great idea. I run Linux through virtual machines all the time.
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