Fri. Nov 15th, 2019

Microsoft and Canonical collaborate to release Ubuntu images for Hyper-V Quick Create

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If you want to try GNU/Linux distributions, there are many ways to do this, the most common of which is dual systems or virtual machines. In addition, Microsoft also provides Windows Subsystem for Linux, users can download and install their favorite distribution directly from the Microsoft Store. But today Microsoft is working with Canonical again, running Ubuntu on Windows 10 offers a new way — a special “Hyper-V Quick Create” virtual image.

Clint Rutkas, Senior Technical Product Manager, Windows Developer Team, said, “Today, we’ve made running Linux even easier on Windows 10. With the Hyper-V Quick Create feature added in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, we have partnered with Ubuntu and added a virtual machine image so in a few quick minutes, you’ll be up and developing.”