Ubuntu 18.04 Will Be A “First-class” VM Guest In Microsoft Hyper-V


If you’re a Linux enthusiast who loves to try out new Linux distros and see how they look and feel, you must have used some virtualization software. Such tools are even more popular among developers and IT admins to sandbox processes for better security.

In a blog post (Via: The Register), Microsoft has announced that it’s making the Linux virtualization experience better and aiming to make it as good as Windows client VM experience. To do so, the company collaborated with XRDP to bring an open source implementation of Microsoft’s RDP protocol to Linux.

As a result, the company is making Ubuntu 18.04 a “first-class” guest under Microsoft Hyper-V. It’ll bring benefits to your session like copying-pasting to Linux VM. A brief list of major features is here:

  • Window Resizing
  • Drive Redirection
  • Integrated Clipboard
  • Better Mouse experience
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Images: Microsoft

While this feature is currently under development and it’ll be arriving with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, you can find steps to get this functionality in 16.04 in the blog post linked earlier in this article.

Once Ubuntu 18.04 is released, you’ll be able to find an Ubuntu 18.04 image in Hyper-V Quick Create Gallery. After this, with just three clicks you’ll be able to get an Ubuntu VM running on your system.

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Also Read: Microsoft’s Quantum Programming Language Arrives On Linux And Mac; Libraries Open Sourced
Adarsh Verma

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