This is the first time that Microsoft has contributed code to the Linux kernel.
The Hyper-V Linux device drivers will be licensed under GPLv2. That's 20,000 lines of code that provide the synthetic device drivers and VM bus implementation needed for a Linux guest OS to run "enlightened" on either Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V or Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008.
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Monday, July 20, 2009
Hyper-V Integration Component drivers for Linux as Open Source
Labels: Hyper-V, Linux, News, Virtualization, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2
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