Mytob writes: "Windows Vista antispyware software, Windows Defender, has been slammed after it failed to detect almost 50 percent of malware threats thrown at it during the past year. http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/index.cfm?newsid=
Zatoichi007 writes: "The NYT is reporting that Wikipedia is now being banned as a source for research at Middlebury College. It seems that the last straw for the college occured when students in a Japanese history class wrongly asserted that the Jesuits aided in the Shambara Rebellion, using Wikipedia as the reference point. Is Wikipedia a valid source for "serious" research or just a starting point to find out what might be interesting about a particular topic?"
An anonymous reader writes: With the announce of a Visual Basic port to Linux, many people is being skeptical about whether it is possible at all to run unmodified
.NET based applications on Linux.
I've been googling for a while and I've just found a company developing a commercial version control system running on Mono/Linux. Take a look at www.codicesoftware.com and check also their blog with screencasts at codicesoftware.blogspot.com
I've never used it for robotics (used Stamps and 68hc11s before, though), ARM is a pretty sweet architecture. They're low cost, low power, and have really nice assembly code.