Let’s face it, it is probably easier to believe a car flying in air that actually believing Microsoft releasing code for Linux. But that’s what actually happened. Ofcourse there seems to be a catch, since it actually favors Microsoft Windows more than it does Linux. By doing this, it allows Linux to run over a Windows system with ease and faster. As Microsoft claims, “Without this driver code, Linux can run on top of Windows, but without the same high performance levels.”
Tom Hanrahan who is the director of Microsoft’s Open Source Technology Center explains, “The Linux device drivers we are releasing are designed so Linux can run in enlightened mode, giving it the same optimized synthetic devices as a Windows virtual machine running on top of Hyper-V” .