Microsoft contributes Linux Integration Components (LinuxIC) under GPLv2 to Linux Community

Microsoft released 20,000 lines of Linux Integration Components (LinuxIC) code under the GPLv2 to the Linux community. The code, which includes three Linux device drivers, has been submitted to the Linux kernel community for inclusion in the Linux tree. The drivers’ll be available to the Linux community and customers alike, and’ll enhance the performance of the […]

Microsoft released 20,000 lines of Linux Integration Components (LinuxIC) code under the GPLv2 to the Linux community. The code, which includes three Linux device drivers, has been submitted to the Linux kernel community for inclusion in the Linux tree. The drivers’ll be available to the Linux community and customers alike, and’ll enhance the performance of the Linux operating system when virtualized on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V or Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V. LinuxIC is a collection of kernel drivers that enable Linux to recognize that it is running on Microsoft's Hyper-V and optimize accordingly, resulting in an "enlightened version of Linux.

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