Microsoft ships Virtual Machines additions for Linux -- Where's Ubuntu in the list

Conrad Knauer atheoi at
Fri Nov 2 05:53:21 GMT 2007

On 11/1/07, Tommy Trussell <tommy.trussell at> wrote:

> > >
> > > the following supported Linux Guest Operating Systems are all Red Hat and
> > > SuSE based.  How come Ubuntu's not in the list?
> >
> > Maybe for the same reason Fedora, openSUSE, Mandriva, etc. aren't
> > supported? (I'm guessing lack of business user share, or at least lack
> > of business user share as perceived by Microsoft)
> which distros paid the Microsoft "protection" fee to leave them alone?

Ooo!  Ooo!  I know the answer to this! ;-)
SUSE, Xandros, Linspire and Turbolinux.

BTW, I love Bruce Perens' quote:
"Here is Microsoft out collecting the losers in the Linux business"

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