How to run Linux on Windows Server 2008 R2

August 10, 2009

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It’s been a while since we’ve had a hardcore Geek Sheet installment, and I promise that this one will be a real winner.

Some of you may be aware that the updated Hyper-V bare-metal hypervisor virtualization layer in Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Server 2008 R2 (Which is due to be released August 14th to MSDN and Technet customers) now has support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (SLES) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 (RHEL). Additionally, Linux support and performance has greatly improved over the initial Hyper-V release. Microsoft also recently released it’s Hyper-V Linux Integration Components (LinuxIC) under the GPLv2 Open Source License.

Click to read the rest of this article at ZDNet Tech Broiler.

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Hyper-What?

February 14, 2008

I review Microsoft’s latest hypervisor-based paravirtualization product, Hyper-V, on ZDNet’s Microsoft blog. What the heck is a hypervisor, you say? Read on.


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