Over the weekend, Mike Sterling (PM for the open source side of Hyper-V), tweeted that:
Since it has been a while, will make it worth it…Ubuntu 12.04 has Hyper-V drivers included by default for easy VM deployment.
Pretty good news for the heterogeneous data centre! Ubuntu 12.04 is not RTM yet (nearly). According to Softpedia News this is the release schedule for Ubuntu 12.04:
- April 19th, 2012 – Release Candidate release
- April 26th, 2012 – Final release of Ubuntu 12.04
This follows the recent news that the Hyper-V components are now live in Linux Kernel 3.3 (under heading “2.6. Input”):
Move the hid-hyperv driver out of staging(commit)
Add another couple of notches to the Hyper-V belt. Well done Mike & team!