Microsoft and Ubuntu made an optimized Ubuntu Desktop image for Windows 10

Posted on Wednesday, September 19 2018 @ 11:44 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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How times have changed. There used to be a time when Microsoft called Linux a cancer, but now the software giant cooperated with Canonical on the creation of an optimized Ubuntu Desktop image for the Hyper-V gallery. Via the Hyper-V Quick Create function, Windows 10 users can run an Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS virtual machine with just three clicks.

The new build offers tight integration with Windows, with support for RDP and Enhanced Sessions, resulting in a very smooth experience.
The other way, used automatically with modern Windows VMs, is "Enhanced Session Mode." In an Enhanced Session, the virtual machine transmits a variation of RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol, Microsoft's protocol for Windows' Remote Desktop features) directly to the hypervisor, which then delivers it to the Hyper-V client. Enhanced Sessions have a number of advantages: you can resize the client window, and the VM is notified of the change of resolution; you can copy and paste between the virtual machine and the host; there's automatic sharing of folders between guest and host; and the mouse doesn't get trapped inside the client window.
Do note that Hyper-V is not available in the Home Edition of Windows 10, you need the Pro or Enterprise release.

W10 HyperV Ubuntu VM

Via: ARS Technica

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