Full disclosure: since all the other official developers seem to have run off, I'm technically the lead developer at this point.
The FBI's concerns may be valid, but are moot - just use a human driver.
When I look for a desktop, I expect a basic set of tools to come with it, and design consistency between said tools. KDE seems best in terms of tools (aka desktop accessories if you prefer). Gnome's tools seem like they are chosen by committee, rather than actually designed for that environment.
And yes, desktop environments should include Windows and Macintosh OSX as options.
As long as a company - in this case Google, but any company - can show how their product assists the driver rather than distracting the driver, there really shouldn't be an issue. There will of course be states that want to ban HUDs, but the public will straighten them out over time. So go ahead, Google, convince us that Google Glass will actually help the driver
Strangely, the article says the warrant was granted to the FBI and not the NSA
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I always wondered why Ad-Aware never checked for that name (it was owned by ADAware, an ADA software site, when I looked at it several years ago). Apparently those two didn't arrive at amicable terms