A Win for all Linux Geeks
A story broken by Naval Open Source Intelligence states that the famed US killer drones are now flying on a Linux-based system vice a Windows-based system. The fact is I don't know why this didn't happen sooner. You can say whatever you want about the advances Windows has made with the "7" launch in the area of security, but it isn't what Linux has. Point, Set, Match.
And even with advances in Windows 7 in terms of security, very few military systems are running on the newest OS from Microsoft. We are, sadly, almost always a few models behind. My system for tracking students is still in the 2000/NT era (or before actually) and our daily operating OS is a trumped-up XP.
Anyway, it looks like at least part of the military has realized this and has made the smart move: we're now going to be killing terrorists with Linux. It's about time!