Some bloggers raised concerns that Microsoft would not release its Linux Integration Components on Sept. 8 as planned, concurrent with the release of its highly anticipated Hyper-V virtualization application. The components, which include special drivers for networking and storage, are expected to make Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise guests run as well on Hyper-V as Microsoft VMs and give SUSE a performance edge over rivals such as Red Hat Inc. and Ubuntu on Microsoft machines. But not to worry. Justin Steinman, Novell’s director of marketing, Open Platform Solutions, promised that the components will be available to download from prior to next Monday. Well, that one’s right down to the wire.