Microsoft Publishes Linux GPU Frame-Buffer Driver
Phoronix: Microsoft Publishes Linux GPU Frame-Buffer Driver
Microsoft's Linux kernel contributions continue... This time around they have published a synthetic frame-buffer driver...
Move along, nothing to see here.
Microsoft has never contributed any code to enhance or improve linux per se - their only contributions have been to enable captive linux instances under microsoft control. That is the only form in which they wish to see linux survive.
Originally Posted by phoronix
Have you read the Hyper-V and Windows server EULAs?
It may hurt far more than you think or imagine. What does the Hyper-V EULA say about guests? Would the user be required to have a windows license to use the Linux environment under Hyper-V? After all, the Linux guest does "connect" to the Windows Hyper-V system. I would not be surprised to find out that payment is due to Microsoft for each use of Linux in that environment. Maybe this is why they are trying to look like good guys by providing free drivers?
Originally Posted by Ericg
I would never agree to a Windows EULA of any kind. Most of them grant the vendor the rights to totally mess with your business if they see fit. You are taking on far too serious risk when you choose "I agree".
virtio drivers for windows running virtual below Linux virtualization
There are very fast virtio drivers available from RedHat for Windows guests running virtualized in KVM/QEMU. The drivers are free to obtain and use.
Originally Posted by DeepDayze