Vincent Vermeulen wrote:As a Linux Mint desktop user what do Microsoft's changes do for me? As I read the article, all these changes were bugfixes to Microsoft's HyperV virtualisation interface driver, which has suffered from bugs for past 2 years. Good that that they are fixing some of those bugs. But this is only of interest for running Linux on virtual servers, where HyperV runs as host, right? Kudos for them supporting that though.
Well, I posted this for information, as people "hate" Microsoft and its behaviour...
You don't use Microsoft's HyperV? Right. But this code is however a great/good and useful contribution to FLOSS and to the Linux kernel... at least for users of this.
Also, have you followed the links in the article? E.g. this one in the words: "however, bloggers have already commented
on the figures." in my quote? It links the David A. Wheeler's Blog
, Thu, 14 Jul 2011: Microsoft, co-author of the Linux kernel
... Quite interesting...
OK, maybe not everybody uses this technology but anyway it's a useful contribution... Especially from Microsoft.
K.I.S.S. ===> "Keep It Simple, Stupid"
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." (Leonardo da Vinci)
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." (Albert Einstein)