US drones switch to Linux after getting infected

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    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/01/12/drone_consoles_linux_switch/

    The control of US military spy drones appears to have shifted from Windows to Linux following an embarrassing malware infection.

    Ground control systems at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada, which commands the killer unmanned aircraft, became infected with a virus last September. In a statement at the time the Air Force dismissed the electronic nasty as a nuisance and said it posed no threat to the operation of Reaper drones, but the intrusion was nonetheless treated seriously.
     
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