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Microsoft Shares Virtualization Code With Linux

Jul 20, 2009, 22:04 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"Microsoft's march toward Linux interoperability is taking a leap forward this morning with the release of 20,000 lines of code under the GPLv2 open source license.

"The code release includes a trio of Linux drivers designed to help Linux operating systems better run as guests on Microsoft's Windows Server 2008 through its Hyper-V virtualization technology.

"Microsoft's relationship with Linux has been a touchy one over the years. In the past, Microsoft has alleged that open source technology infringes on over 200 of its patents."

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