Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Sep 2018 21:23 UTC

Today we're very pleased to announce that an optimised Ubuntu Desktop image is available from the Hyper-V gallery. This will give an optimum experience when running Ubuntu Desktop as a guest on a Windows 10 Pro desktop host. From the Ubuntu Report data we know that a lot of people are using Ubuntu as a virtual machine, and so we want to make that experience as seamless as possible.

This is probably the most seamless way to run an Ubuntu virtual machine on Windows.

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Strange coincidence
by Anon on Fri 21st Sep 2018 08:57 UTC
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Happened to be playing around with a Windows 10 setup yesterday and installed Hyper-V to see how it works (I've only ever used VirtualBox).

Using the 'Hyper-V Quick VM Creator' (one click creator) that gets installed, you can see the "Windows 10" and "Ubuntu 18.04" there... A far cry from the Steve B days.

Anyway, to cut a long story short:

* There's no hardware acceleration, so it's slow.
* When using a Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, Hyper-V fails to display the VM properly.

Stick with VirtualBox.

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